BODY OF DPS TROOPER FOUND

UPDATE: The body of Trooper Chenault was found this morning in very shallow water in Lake Travis near Alligator Creek.
He was found in the cove close to his home by a DPS diver.

Search crews from multiple agencies agencies are looking for the body of a longtime Texas Department of Public Safety trooper assigned to the Capital Detail disappeared Monday evening at Lake Travis.

Wesley Chenault, 50, went to go check his trot fishing lines around 5 p.m., according to DPS, and then didn’t answer phone calls later that evening. His wife found his boat on the opposite side of the trot line in a cove area of Lake Travis not far from their Spicewood Springs home on the western side of Lake Travis.

Chenault is now presumed dead.

Rescuers believe Monday evening’s thunderstorms may be a factor in Chenault’s disappearance.

DPS helicopter and dive teams, Lower Colorado River Authority dive teams and Texas Parks and Recreation are searching the area.

Early this morning DPS air support came into Montgomery County Airport to pick up a device for locating victims of drownings from First Response Outfitters in Willis.

In addition Montgomery County Precinct 1 dive team members will leave in the morning to assist in the search.

DPS trooper Robbie Barrera says Chenault had a passion for fishing. Chenault has been with DPS since 1986. He was assigned to the Texas State Capitol.
Early this morning DPS air support came into Montgomery County Airport to pick up a device for locating victims of drownings from First Response Outfitters in Willis.
In addition Montgomery County Precinct 1 dive team members will leave in the morning to assist in the search.

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