The drowning victim, rescued from Lake
Travis yesterday, passed away today at 6:21 a.m. She is identified as Sylvia
Koffa, 18, of Austin. (Her date of birth is July 13, 1997.)

On July 21, 2015, at 1:42 p.m., the
Travis County Sheriff's Office received a call that a woman had gone underwater
at Bob Wentz Park on Lake Travis and had not been seen for 5-10 minutes. The
Travis County Sheriff's Office, Lake Travis Fire Rescue, Austin Fire
Department, Austin/Travis County EMS, Travis County Parks and STAR
Flight responded.

The woman was underwater for 15-20
minutes before rescuers brought her to the surface. Emergency personnel
performed CPR on her, and her pulse was regained. STAR Flight
transported her to Round Rock Medical Center, where she passed away.

The Travis County Medical Examiner's
Office will perform an autopsy to determine manner of death.

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Submitted
By: Lisa
Block, Public Information Officer, (512) 854-7954Call: (512) 854-7954

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