From Travis County Sheriff’s Office at 1:29 p.m. on July 6:
At approximately 6 p.m. on July 4, 2022, Travis County Sheriff’s Office Lake Patrol Deputies and other agencies responded to a 911 report of a missing swimmer, near the Hippie Hollow area of Lake Travis. Rescue efforts were unsuccessful, and the incident transitioned to a recovery mission at 6:43 p.m. TCSO Lake Patrol Deputies began sonar searches immediately. Recovery efforts were suspended later that evening due to darkness.
Early Tuesday morning, July 5, 2022, deputies resumed searches via sonar and a remotely operated underwater camera system. TCSO’s Dive Team conducted searches in the area where the swimmer was last seen. The depth in that area is approximately 40 feet.
TCSO Lake Patrol Deputies began shoreline and surface searches at 6:45 a.m. on July 6, 2022. At 7:15 a.m., the body of a male matching the description of the person reported missing was located. Out of respect for the family involved, and because this is not a criminal incident, TCSO will not disclose the identity of the decedent via press release.
TCSO reminds patrons of Lake Travis that the best way to ensure your safety on the lake, or any other body of water, is to wear a life jacket. In the event of an emergency on the water, follow these steps: