Houston man last seen throwing life jacket to daughter before going underwater at Canyon Lake

Michael Talley, 45, from Houston, reported missing

CANYON LAKE, Texas – The search resumes Monday for a missing Houston man after he was last seen throwing his life jacket to his daughter after both fell into the water at Canyon Lake.

The Comal County Sheriff’s Office said Michael Talley, 45, was on a jet ski with his daughter about 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon when he made a sharp turn and both fell into the water.

VIDEO: Houston man missing in Canyon Lake 

Witnesses said Talley took off his jacket and threw it to his daughter, who was already wearing one. She was able to swim to shore.

The man's family, who was on the shore, then reported seeing Talley go underwater and not reappear.

The SMART Dive Team, Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens, and several other units are currently searching for the missing man.

“I’ve been a game warden for 17-years now and these types of situations are the worst things we have to deal with”, said Michael McCall, Texas Game Warden.

This is not the first time rescuers have been called to the lake this summer. On June 21, a man from Austin and a teen both drowned in separate incidents on the lake.

Michael Talley we are told is a business owner living in Southeast Houston and is a single father raising several daughters, including 2 twin daughters.

Friends Channel 2 News spoke with say they are not surprised at all that Michael would risk his life for one of his girls.

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About the Authors:

Garrett Brnger is a reporter with KSAT 12.