Body of 31-year-old man recovered from northwest Austin lake

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — The body of a 31-year-old man was recovered Thursday night after witnesses reported a paddleboarder fell into a lake in northwest Austin earlier in the day.

Austin-Travis County EMS, Austin Fire Department crews and STAR Flight responded to the incident at 4210 West Braker Lane, which is just east of U.S. Highway 183, at about 5:40 p.m. Initial reports were that a person fell off a paddleboard at Quarry Lake and did not resurface.

The Austin Police Department said it’s a small private lake that’s in a restricted area. Only certain people are allowed near it.

Swimmers helped search the surface of the water while STAR Flight did an aerial search, ATCEMS said.

Eventually efforts were transitioned into recovery mode, and the investigation was turned over to law enforcement.

Just after 10 p.m., APD told KXAN his body had been recovered. He was found dead from drowning.

Scene at Quarry Lake as rescue efforts turned to recovery after reports of a paddleboarder who fell into the water and did not resurface (Austin Fire Photo)
Scene at Quarry Lake as rescue efforts turned to recovery after reports of a paddleboarder who fell into the water and did not resurface (Austin Fire Photo)

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