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Man drowns after getting caught in hydraulic on Colorado River

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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Note: Serious accidents happen every day in Texas. Our blog serves as a reminder of this devastating fact and we hope that increased awareness of the risks we all face every day helps us take further steps towards prevention. Our posts are sourced from local news outlets and are updated frequently. Should you find details that are out of date or incorrect, please let us know so we may update the post to contain the most current information.

Rescue efforts turn to recovery after vehicle reportedly sinks into lake

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.

This is a series of articles presented by Gibson Hill Personal Injury as a way of keeping our Austin community safer and informed about traffic incidents and other news. Blog posts should not be taken as legal advice. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call the Austin car accident injury lawyers of Gibson Hill today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.