AUSTIN (KXAN) — The 19-year-old man found in Lake Travis Thursday morning has been identified, according to Texas Parks & Wildlife. His body was found near where teams have been searching for a missing boater.
Jack Elliott from Newport Beach, California, disappeared Oct. 14 when he fell off a boat near the Emerald Point Marina in Devil’s Cove around 8:30 p.m. Last week, TCSO said there were numerous challenges to finding the boater, including a large search area and an underwater orchard. In addition to sonar and dive teams, Texas Search and Rescue also brought specially-trained dogs to try to narrow the search area.
According to TCSO, the dogs gave a moderate indication in the area of the channel off Starnes Island, which corresponded with the search area and GPS coordinates associated with the 911 call.
Crews were assisted by Deep Ocean Exploration and Research Marine and Orca Maritime, out of California. The team brought a deep sonar device to the search and began surveying the area where dogs alerted.
On Oct. 24, a deep submersible confirmed a body at a depth of 109 feet. The Austin Police Department’s deep dive team made the recovery. TCSO says the body was found at a depth of 109 feet