Search Crews Find Body at Possum Kingdom Lake

High school student never resurfaced after cliff diving at lake on Sunday

Friday, Oct 19, 2012  |  Updated 9:30 AM CDT
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HS Student's Body Recovered at PK Lake

Prayer vigil Sunday night for Jacob Logan at Coppell HS

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Search teams recovered the body of Jacob Logan at Possum Kingdom Lake on Thursday night, authorities said.

Search crews have been looking for the body of 17-year-old Logan, a Coppell High School football player who never resurfaced after cliff diving at the lake on Sunday.

Brazos River Authority spokeswoman Judi Pierce said teams found Logan's body at 9:21 p.m. His body was recovered at the base of the cliff area in approximately 64 feet of water.

Pierce said the justice of the peace made a positive identification, and his next of kin was notified.

"The Brazos River Authority would like to express our deepest sympathy to the Logan family," said Mike Iltis, Possum Kingdom Lake area project manager. "We would also like to express our gratitude to the many people, organizations, and dive teams that provided their time, equipment and expertise in the recovery efforts."

Logan was missing since Sunday afternoon after jumping from cliffs along the lake that are more than 20 feet high into water that is up to 65 feet deep. Authorities said he briefly surfaced at about 1:45 p.m. and then disappeared.

Divers began looking for Logan on Sunday afternoon.

Students had been planning to release balloons at Coppell High School's first football game  without Logan on Friday in Flower Mound. Boost Club President Buck Peterson said that's now been cancelled.

"Grieving is a long process, we do not want to do everything in week one, we would prefer to do this at a home game, next home game may be the right timing," says Peterson.

Friends said Logan, a senior wide receiver, was a star athlete.

"He was Superman," Tyler Jones, a close friend, said earlier this week. "He was the best at everything he ever did -- best football player, best basketball player, best soccer player, great student."

High school leaders are meeting Friday morning to plan how to best help students cope with the loss and grief at school.

NBC 5's Kendra Lyn contributed to this report.
 

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