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Search for Missing Coppell Student Delayed

Prayer vigil Sunday night for Jacob Logan at Coppell HS



    Students and Friends Remember Jacob Logan

    Students and friends from Coppell High School remember their friend and football player Jacob Logan. (Published Monday, Oct. 15, 2012)

    Authorities searched until dusk on Monday for a Coppell High School Football player who disappeared while swimming at Possum Kingdom Lake Sunday afternoon.
    Jacob Logan, 17, surfaced breifly then disappeared around 1:45pm Sunday.
    The search resumed at first light Monday morning with three two man teams of divers.  The search is supervised by the Brazos River Authority which oversees the lake.

    Mike Iltis with the BRA said more divers arrived Monday afternoon from Hood County Sheriff's Department and Texas Parks and Wildlife.
    "The bottom of the lake there is very uneven," he said. "We want to make sure that we do diligence in the area that is most likely to help us terminate our search mission here. So we’re going to look at it really close."
    Iltis said Logan jumped from cliffs along that lake which are more than 20 feet high into water that is up to 65 feet deep.  But the search is difficult because of murky water and jagged rock along the shore. 
    The dive boats are equipped with sonar to help guide the search.
    "If we see an area of interest, then we’ll dive on that area of interest. Our divers are also involved in doing some grid searches there. The natural obstacles, along with the murkiness of the water make it very difficult to do visual searches there," Iltis said.
    The search teams have been in touch with Logan's family in Coppell and friends at the lake but asked them to stay away from the search area.
    "There have been well wishers that have come out as well. And so we appreciate them and have attempted to give them as much information as we can to help ease their pain," Iltis said.

    Divers looked for him but called off the search around 7:00 p.m. Sunday, then resumed Monday morning.

    Judi Pierece with the Brazos River Authority says the search will restart around 7 a.m. Tuesday morning and include more personnel from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

    Search Continues for Jacob Logan at Possum Kingdom Lake

    [DFW] Search Continues for Jacob Logan at Possum Kingdom Lake
    Search crews are looking for Jacob Logan at Possum Kingdom Lake. The Coppell High School football player has been missing since Sunday, October 14.
    (Published Monday, Oct. 15, 2012)

    "Bright Star" at Coppell High School

    At the same time, prayers for Logan's family began popping up on Twitter and high school football message boards. A prayer vigil was held at the Coppell High School football stadium on Sunday evening.

    Logan is a senior wide receiver at Coppell High School. His friends say, was a star athlete.

    Search Resumes for Missing Coppell Student

    [DFW] Search Resumes for Missing Coppell Student
    Search continues at Possum Kingdom Lake for Coppell football player Jacob Logan.(Photo courtesy of Alik McIntosh)
    (Published Monday, Oct. 15, 2012)

    "He was superman, he was the best at everything he ever did, best football player, best basketball, best baseball player, best soccer player, great student," said close friend Tyler Jones.

    One parent at Sunday night's vigil remembered seeing him at a game recently.

    "He is going somewhere you could just tell, he was just one of those kids, I think of one of those stars, bright stars, that just burn so bright," said Kim James.

    Search for Missing Coppell Student

    [DFW] Search for Missing Coppell Student
    Searchers are looking for Coppell student athlete Jacob Logan, 17, at Possum Kingdom Lake.
    (Published Monday, Oct. 15, 2012)

    Guidance counselors were at the school Monday. Students gathered for another vigil before school.

    "It's like everybody here is like one big family here at the high school. A huge family here," said freshman football player Tyler Henze.

    "It's a good thing for the family to know that he had a big group of friends and family," said freshman football player Wes Humphrey.

    NBC 5's Ray Villeda, Ken Kalthoff, and Ben Russell contributed to this report.