Search for body of missing swimmer to resume Thursday morning; Lake Pflugerville remains closed


9:30 p.m. update: Dive teams on Thursday morning will resume their search for the body of a missing swimmer in Lake Pflugerville after shifting from a search-and-rescue to a recovery mission on Wednesday night.

Pflugerville Police Chief Jessica Robledo said at 9:24 p.m. that emergency personnel were stopping their search and would pick back up in the morning.

Crews have been on the water several hours since a man described as in his 20s went underwater at around 3:24 p.m.

Lake Pflugerville will remain closed until further notice, police said. 

8 p.m. update: Crews are scouring Lake Pflugerville Wednesday night for the body of a swimmer who went underwater earlier in the day and has not been found, Pflugerville Police Chief Jessica Robledo said. 

Police said they were dispatched to the lake at 3:24 p.m. after receiving reports that a man in his 20s had gone underwater and had not come up. 

Pflugerville firefighters and the Travis County sheriff’s office dive team had been searching for the man for about two hours before shifting to a recovery mission, meaning they are now looking for the man’s body, Pflugerville police said.

The lake on Weiss Lane remains closed, and people are asked to avoid the area.

Earlier: Crews are searching for a swimmer who went under water in Lake Pflugerville on Wednesday afternoon and has not been found, officials said. 

Police said dispatch received a call at 3:24 p.m. reporting that a man in his 20s had gone underwater about 50 feet from the north shore entrance to the lake in the 18000 block of Weiss Lane.

Pflugerville police, EMS and fire are responding. Firefighters and the Travis County sheriff’s office dive team are currently in the water searching for the man, authorities said.

The lake has been closed during the search.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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