Search for swimmer in Lakeway turns to recovery

70-year old man disappeared Sunday evening

June 17, 2019 - 8:40 am

LAKEWAY, Texas (Talk1370.com) -- A search for a person in distress in water near a Lakeway marina Sunday night has turned to a recovery effort.

Rescue crews were called to the Rough Hollow Marina in Lakeway around 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening. Witnesses reported a man in his 70s last seen in the water without a life jacket. Rescue swimmers and STAR Flight were called to assist in the search, but turned to recovery around 8:15 p.m.

According to the Travis County Sheriff's office, deputies placed a buoy to mark the location where witnesses last saw the man. Crews continued to search the area with sonar, camera, and a remotely operated underwater vehicle before suspending the search just before midnight. Deputies returned to the search area Monday morning.

Officials say the area where the man was last seen is between 40 and 90 feet deep, with sharp drop-offs and underwater trees.

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