Identity released of teen who drowned in Lake Travis

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by HEATHER KOVAR / KVUE News and photojournalist DEREK RASOR

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Posted on May 27, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 28 at 4:41 PM

LAKE TRAVIS -- Authorities have released the name of the 19-year-old who drowned in Lake Travis Monday afternoon.

The body of Wasay Shoukat was found after police received a call just before 4 p.m. about the teen going under at 1300 Emerald Road. He was recovered in front of a dock near Lago Vista.

This area in Lago Vista is described as the 25-mile marker on the 62 mile Lake Travis. The current in the lake is described as quite strong.

Neighbors say people were jumping off docks earlier when Shoukat didn't come back up. They sounded the alert horn around 2 p.m.

Travis County ESD 1 had a boat in the water, and StarFLIGHT was dispatched to the area to help out in the search.

After a search effort with Travis County and Lago Visto fire and police departments, they switched to recovery and found Shoukat's body.

Roger Wade with the Travis County Sheriff's Office says evidence at the scene leads authorities to believe Shoukat died from accidental drowning. The Medical Examiner's Office is waiting on toxicology tests to come back before making a final determination.






 

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