Man who drowned identified
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.