COLLIN COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – Crews are searching for a missing 17-year-old in Lake Lavon after authorities say he never surfaced while he was swimming in the water on Sunday.
Officials say the teenager was on a party barge with a youth group from a local church when he went into the water to swim. He was not wearing a lifejacket.
The father says the 17-year-old is a high school junior from Shreveport, La. and that he was visiting for the summer.
“There’s no need to jump off of that top deck into the water, especially from that height. There’s so many things that can do wrong,” said Texas Game Warden Captain Tony Norton. “You can land wrong, you can hit somebody else who’s in the water. If you land wrong, you can break your neck or back, knock the air out of you.”
Teams plan to resume searching the lake at daylight on Monday.