Officials ID man who drowned at Boerne City Lake

The city says the fire department recovered the body on Sunday morning

Boerne City Lake (City of Boerne)

BOERNE, TexasUPDATE 5/20/24 at 2:30 p.m.: Officials have identified the man who drowned at Boerne City Lake over the weekend as 40-year-old Jorge Zavala.

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Boerne city officials said the body of a man who drowned was recovered at Boerne City Lake.

According to the city’s initial investigation, the man was fishing at the lake with an unknown number of guests on Saturday afternoon and evening. During the evening, the man complained about the heat, so he entered the water to cool down, the city said.

The victim was unaware of the steep elevation change underwater when he entered it, the Boerne Fire Department said. He reached an area of deep water, began yelling for help and went under.

Officials said the other guests were unable to swim to him, so they called 911 just before 10:45 p.m. Saturday.

The Boerne Fire Department’s Water Rescue Team and the Texas Game Wardens recovered the man’s body on Sunday morning. The fire department said the victim was found in approximately eight to 10 feet of water.

The city said alcohol was not considered a factor in the man’s drowning.

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