COMAL COUNTY, Texas – Officials with the Comal County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens have recovered the body of Michael Talley, who was reported missing after he fell into the water at Canyon Lake on Sunday.
Talley’s body was recovered in approximately in the same area that he had gone under the water, the sheriff’s department announced Tuesday morning on its Facebook page.
Talley, 45, was pronounced deceased at the scene. According to his family, Talley was last seen throwing his life jacket to his daughter after they both fell into the water at Canyon Lake.
Officials with the Comal County Sheriff’s Office said Talley was on a jet ski with his daughter when he made a sharp turn and they both fell into the water.
Talley took off his jacket and threw it to his daughter, who was already wearing one. She was able to swim to shore. Dive teams have been searching for Talley since he fell into the water.
“You're looking for a target of five or six feet (tall),” Bryan Scott, with the San Marcos Area Recovery Team said on Sunday. “I don't know how tall the victim is, you know, in an area of probably 10 (to) 15 acres."
The family told KSAT they are from the Houston area. This is not the first time rescuers have been called to the lake this summer.
On June 21, a man from Austin and a teen both drowned in separate incidents on the lake.
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