Less than a week before the start of the summer boating season, Lake Travis has likely claimed its first drowning victim of 2012.
The 25-year-old man apparently drowned near Bob Wentz Park on Sunday afternoon, according to officials. His identity is not being released pending family notification, after being pronounced dead at 3:39pm Sunday afternoon.
According to witnesses, the man was swimming across the cove near the park when he started going into distress and eventually went under water. According to Travis County Sherriff's Office spokesman Roger Wade, emergency crews got the 911 call at 3:05pm.