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Body recovered from Lake Travis near where woman fell from barge
kxan ^ | Oct. 5, 2018 | Kate Winkle

Posted on 10/05/2018 2:50:53 PM PDT by bgill

Search teams found a woman's body in Lake Travis Friday morning, near the area where a woman fell from a party barge. The Travis County Sheriff's Office said a dive team found the body at a depth of 117 feet around 10:30 a.m. The body has not been officially identified as Rachel Kathleen Scott, who fell off the top deck of a party barge May 19 near Volente Beach and disappeared. After days of searching, divers and other teams could not find her. Divers with both Travis County and the Austin Police Department periodically checked the area this summer. That's what they were doing Friday when the body was found. The body will go to the medical examiner, who will determine the identity.

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KEYWORDS: drowning; partybarge; texas
She was 25. This is the deepest they have found a body. Lake Travis is about 860 feet deep. They had video where she fell off the party barge. Thee are drownings there every summer because of all the partying and acting stupid.
1 posted on 10/05/2018 2:50:53 PM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

It’s Austin’s playground, what do you expect?


2 posted on 10/05/2018 2:52:05 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (HTTP 500 - Internal Server Error)
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To: bgill

Where was Brett? Hmmmmmm


3 posted on 10/05/2018 2:52:11 PM PDT by Maskot (soPut every dem/lib in prison...like yesterday!!!)
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To: bgill

Was Christine Ford partying again?


4 posted on 10/05/2018 2:53:55 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: bgill

The lake is NOT 860 ft deep!

You are probably reading the surface elevation of the lake.


5 posted on 10/05/2018 3:25:10 PM PDT by rhinohunter (Dear Mr. Trump: I'm still not tired of winning)
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210 when full, deepest lake in Texas.


6 posted on 10/05/2018 3:32:58 PM PDT by waterhill (I Shall Remain, in spite of __________.)
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To: waterhill

210 is still pretty deep though...


7 posted on 10/05/2018 3:35:07 PM PDT by rhinohunter (Dear Mr. Trump: I'm still not tired of winning)
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To: bgill

Seems odd that she didn’t float eventually.


8 posted on 10/05/2018 3:42:35 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: rhinohunter

Travis? I knew his brother Well, he was deep too...


9 posted on 10/05/2018 3:51:13 PM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: bgill
Lake Travis is about 860 feet deep.

Nope, about 210 feet.

10 posted on 10/05/2018 3:54:25 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: tomkat

I was wondering how many lead weights she was wearing, myself. At some point one would think she’d build up enough gasses to float.


11 posted on 10/05/2018 3:56:21 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: tomkat
At that depth, a human body has negative buoyancy, even with some decomposition. That's how free divers keep reaching such depths. They swim down until they begin to fall.

The trick is turning around and swimming back up without passing out first.

12 posted on 10/05/2018 3:59:49 PM PDT by pierrem15 ("Massacrez-les, car le seigneur connait les siens")
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To: waterhill

Lots of big catfish down there.


13 posted on 10/05/2018 4:00:44 PM PDT by jettester (I got paid to break 'em - not fly 'em)
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To: pierrem15; PAR35

Thanks for that info, tho still curious re decompositional gas buildup as PAR mentioned above.


14 posted on 10/05/2018 4:01:32 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: waterhill

Been down to 100’ in Travis...dark and COLD!


15 posted on 10/05/2018 4:19:36 PM PDT by stickandrudder (Another Bitter-Clinger! God-Family-Tribe)
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To: bgill

I am confused.

I was always taught that unless the lake was VERY cold, as the body decomposes, the gases in the body cause the corpse to rise to the top of the water....

How cold is that lake?


16 posted on 10/05/2018 4:46:08 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: bgill

My cardiac surgeon committed suicide at Center Hill Lake on the Cumberland Plateau

In the deepest part

Shot himself and weight his body....in his kayak

People think anyhow.....a few witnesses.......saw him preparing.....several affairs with same nurse and a couple failed marriages

Sad

Had more volume of open heart procedures than anyone alive at the time

St Thomas Nashville

Body never found

Water depth around 200 foot


17 posted on 10/05/2018 11:57:06 PM PDT by wardaddy (I don’t care that you’re not a racist......when the shooting starts it won’t matter)
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To: bgill

RIP.


18 posted on 10/06/2018 2:46:46 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj ("It's Slappin' Time !")
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