The body recovered from the waters near Cedar Breaks Park at Lake Georgetown Tuesday afternoon has been identified as 16-year-old Nathan Ellis of Leander, police said.
According to a press release from the Georgetown Police Department, the investigation revealed that Ellis and two others began to swim across a narrow portion of the lake near the Cedar Breaks boat ramp. It was reported that Ellis began having difficulties about the halfway point, began struggling and ultimately went underwater. The other swimmers and another person on shore tried to assist Ellis but were unable to rescue him.
Police said Georgetown Emergency Communications was notified at 12:28 p.m. of the incident and the Georgetown Public Safety Dive Team recovered the body of the juvenile at approximately 2:30 p.m. in 32 feet of water.
Ellis' family has requested privacy during this difficult time.