Search for missing swimmer resumes with APD divers

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Divers from the Austin Police Department are joining the search for a man who went missing in Lake Travis Saturday.

The search for the man in his 50s has shifted from rescue to recovery at this point. Attempts to find him on Saturday and Sunday were not successful. Witnesses say the swimmer was seen going under water but never resurfaced Saturday afternoon.

On Monday morning Travis County Sheriff’s Office lake patrol deputies searched the shoreline and are using sonar to try to find him. Officials will also launch a small, submarine-like Remote Operated Vehicle with a camera attachment.

APD’s dive team took over from TCSO’s team Monday in order to search extreme depths.

“We are grateful for the collaborative relationships we have with our fellow first responders and sincerely appreciate their assistance,” TCSO wrote in a release.

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