Police identify missing kayaker recovered from Lake Pflugerville

June 17, 2019 - 11:27 am

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (Talk1370.com) -- Police have identified a kayaker who was lost in Lake Pflugerville last weekend as storms moved into the area.

Police say 23-year old Puja Thapa was kayaking on the lake around 6:30 p.m. on June 9 when storms began to move in, pushing her into a deeper portion of the lake. First responders mounted a rescue operation but ultimately were unable to locate Thapa or her kayak. Her body was recovered three days later, on the morning of June 12.


In addition to Pflugerville Police and Fire, Austin Fire, the Travis County Sheriff's Office, and Texas Parks and Wildlife all assisted in the search.

Officials say Thapa's kayak has still not been found.

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