Man Drowns at Texas Golf Course While Looking for Golf Balls

Police in Central Texas say a man has drowned as he searched for golf balls while illegally scuba diving in a pond at a golf course.

Authorities in Williamson County say the body of the man was found Friday at the course in Hutto.

Sheriff's Capt. Mike Gleason told the Austin American-Statesman that divers began searching for the man Thursday after receiving a call from his father saying his son was missing.

The father told authorities that his son had a habit of diving for golf balls so that he could sell them.

The man's name was not released because he hasn't been positively identified.

Gleason says a bag of balls was found with the body and it appears the man's oxygen tank ran out of air.

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