Local public safety officials are investigating a Sunday afternoon drowning at Dudley Johnson Park, also known as Five Mile Dam Park.
The Hays County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) responded to a call at approximately 4:46 p.m., when, according to the HCSO, responders learned that an 18-year-old white male had attempted to swim from the east shore of the of the Blanco River to the west shore. He was last seen going under near the west shore.
Kyle Fire Department (KFD) personnel went into the water using snorkeling gear in an attempt to locate the victim and asked for assistance from the San Marcos Area Recovery Team (SMART), which has personnel equipped with SCUBA gear.
Divers from the SMART team recovered the body about forty feet from the west bank at approximately 6:15 p.m. Hays County Precinct 5 Justice of the Peace Scott Cary was summoned to the scene and has ordered an autopsy in the case.
Officials said the name of the deceased will not be released until next of kin can be notified.Email | Print