FROM STAFF REPORTS
MARBLE FALLS — Investigators are trying to determine the circumstances surrounding the death of a man pulled from Lake Marble Falls just off the 400 block of Los Escondidos Drive on Nov. 11.
The identity of the man has not been released by the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorties released a handful of clues the day after the 58-year-old man’s body was found in 30 feet of water about 5:30 p.m. that day.
“Our dispatch office received a request from the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office for an assist in trying to locate an elderly gentleman who had been lost for some time, and they feared that he might have fallen into the water,” Marble Falls Police Capt. Glen Hanson said. “At one point, a (Department of Public Safety) trooper found some glasses laying on the dock behind the house. Those glasses did belong to the gentleman who they were looking for.”
Starting about 3 p.m., agencies including the Lower Colorado River Authority, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and an Austin-area helicopter crew searched for about two-and-a-half hours in the lake and around the area the man was known to visit on a regular basis, according to Capt. Dwight Hardin of the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office.
“The information we had is the individual liked going down there to sit and look at the lake,” Hardin said. “He was wearing swimming trunks.”
The man’s body was taken to the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.
“The matter is under investigation,” Hardin said. “We have not ruled anything out.”