Man who drowned iden­ti­fied

Austin American-Statesman - - LOCALBRIEFING -

The Travis County sher­iff’s of­fice has iden­ti­fied a man who drowned Sun­day near Starnes Is­land in Lake Travis as 32year-old Paul Mathis.

Of­fi­cials said Mathis had been on a party barge with sev­eral other peo­ple and jumped off the barge and into the wa­ter with a flota­tion de­vice wrapped around his waist. The flota­tion de­vice ap­par­ently slipped off, of­fi­cials said, and Mathis went un­der and did not resur­face.

Divers found Mathis’ body af­ter 50 min­utes, of­fi­cials said. An au­topsy re­port will be re­leased af­ter tox­i­col­ogy tests are com­pleted, of­fi­cials said.

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