Alexandria Man Drowns at Cotile Lake

On Monday, dispatchers received a call of a reported drowning at Cotile Lake Recreation Area, and search efforts continued until around 10pm on Monday night.

Capt. Tommy Carnline, RPSO Public Information Officer: Witnesses said that the subject swam out toward a buoy, and about half-way there, he went underwater and did not resurface. After we got out there, this turned into a, instead of a search and rescue, it was a recovery operation; because we believe the victim to be deceased. We did recover the victim last night around 10:00. His name is Travis Savage; he’s 29-years-old from Alexandria. It’s just a terrible tragedy. He was out there with his family, and it was supposed to be a fun day. It ended in tragedy, and our thoughts and prayers are with the Savage family and his friends.

At this time, the cause of this drowning is unknown.

KLAX ABC31 NEWS

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