News Alert

Emergency responders Wednesday evening were searching the waters of Lake Belton for a possible drowning victim.

Temple Police reported rescue personnel have been unable to locate the man, and have ended their search for the night. Searching will resume again at 8 a.m. Thursday, the news release said.

Temple Lake Park will remain closed to the public until the end of the search. 

The search started about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday after a report was received that a man didn’t resurface while swimming at Temple Lake Park, Santos Soto III, a spokesman for Temple Fire & Rescue, said.

The man is 21 years old, Temple spokesman Cody Weems said.

The search involved Temple Police Department, Temple Fire & Rescue, Belton Police Department, Bell County Sheriff’s Department, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Morgan’s Point Resort Volunteer Fire Department’s dive team.