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Update: Body of man recovered from Lake Travis, relative says

"I guess my son, Roger, knew Momma was here."

SAN ANTONIO — A deadly holiday weekend on Texas waters is leaving two San Antonio families grieving. On Tuesday, a father's body was recovered days after Robbie Berlingeri saved his daughter at Canyon Lake.

There is also a second death from our area. The family of Roger Mendoza told KENS 5 his body has now been recovered from Lake Travis. Crews turned the search into a recovery effort. 

His mother Anel Cox previously told KENS 5 that this seemed like a bad dream. She was hoping search crews would recover his body so she can give him a proper burial.

She later reached out to share an update from the sheriff's office, informing her that Mendoza's body was found. "I guess my son, Roger, knew Momma was here."

Meanwhile, this July 4th weekend the Texas Game Wardens reported ten drowning across the state.

Over the holiday weekend, the 33-year-old from San Antonio went to Lake Travis with friends. The mother said her son was competing against another person.

"Took a dive," she said. "They were swimming, and Roger never came back up. The guy did, but Roger didn't."

Cox said her son was in good-shape and was a swimmer. Rescue swimmers along with Austin-Travis county EMS had been searching for Mendoza.

"They searched the area they thought he might be at, but they came out with nothing," Cox said.

Mendoza who was known as 'Baby Love' was the owner of Studio AVI. Mendoza created what he called a safe space for any level of dancer.

"He liked to teach, “she said. "He liked to workout. He liked to help and motivate people. He was always dancing. He did the River Parade. He danced downtown at La Villita."

"I am not leaving until I find my son, she previously said. "I am going to keep fighting for my son until I find him."

On Thursday at 7 p.m., family and friends will have a vigil for Mendoza at 15002 Tradesman Drive.

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