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Body recovered from Lake Pflugerville

Missing kayaker identified.
Post Date:06/12/2019 8:52 AM

Update: 6/17/19

The body recovered from Lake Pflugerville has been identified as missing kayaker Puja Thapa, 23. 


A body has been recovered from Lake Pflugerville today, June 13, at 6:23 a.m. The Pflugerville Police Department is awaiting positive identification from the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office.

On Sunday, June 9 at 6:46 p.m. the Pflugerville Police Department received a call about a potential drowning at Lake Pflugerville. As severe weather blew through, a female in her 20s in a kayak was carried into deeper water. The kayak is believed to have blown away, and it has yet to be recovered.

The Pflugerville Police Department conducted a two day search with assistance and support from the Travis County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team, Texas Search and Rescue (TEXAR), Pflugerville Fire Department, Austin Police Department, Jonestown Police Department, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the American Red Cross.

Lake Pflugerville, including the trail, will be open to the public beginning at noon. 

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