Swimmer MIA

Authorities scour land and water at Lake Lewisville for missing man

Authorities scour land and water at Lake Lewisville for missing man

UPDATE: The missing man's body was recovered from Little Elm Beach at Lake Lewisville around 3:30 pm. Cause of death is presumed to be drowning and police say no foul play is suspected. His name has not yet been released.

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Authorities are searching for a 35-year-old man who went missing at Lake Lewisville on July 13. Captain Cliff Swofford with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department says crews responded to the area Sunday evening but have found no trace of the man, who disappeared after telling a friend he was going swimming. 

"It's unclear whether he actually went into the water or not," Swofford says. "It's kind of a blind search at this point. We've had crews on the water. We've had crews working in the woods." 

In addition to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the search crew includes the fire and police departments of Little Elm and Lewisville.

"It hasn't turned into a recovery operation. He could still be alive and well at this point. We are holding out hope that that is the case," Swofford says.  

Lake Lewisville has already been the site of two deaths this summer. Michael Collins, 43, drowned on June 1, and Michael Quach, 38, drowned on June 15.

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A 35-year-old man went missing at Lake Lewisville on July 13. Photo via Facebook