AUSTIN, TX – A man drowned after falling from a raft and into the Colorado River this afternoon, according to KXAN.
The incident occurred near the 9100 block of Ramirez Lane in East Austin at about 2:40 p.m., when an adult male fell from a raft after going over a low-head dam. He was caught in a hydraulic and drowned.
Despite attempts to resuscitate him, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
The identity of the victim is unavailable at this time.
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AUSTIN, TX – A rescue operation for a vehicle that sank into Lady Bird Lake late Friday night turned into a recovery operation, according to the official Twitter account for the Austin-Travis County EMS.
Multiple agencies responded to a call at 11:37 p.m. in the area of 50 Pleasant Valley Road, where a vehicle reportedly sank into the water.
Rescue swimmers and helicopter units attempted to locate missing people or vehicles for over a half-hour but were unsuccessful.
Further efforts will focus on the recovery of a body or vehicle, according to ATCEMS.
No further information is available at this time.
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