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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 Should you find details that are out of date or incorrect, please let us know so we may update the post to contain the most current information.

Person in critical condition after water rescue at Westwood Country Club

AUSTIN, TX – One person was left with critical injuries following a water rescue near Lake Travis at the Westwood Country Club Sunday evening.

According to the official Twitter account of the Austin-Travis County EMS, the incident began around 5:45 p.m. at 3808 West 35th Street as one person was unresponsive and in need of resuscitation on a boat.

The victim, who was not publicly identified in the report, was taken to Dell Seton Medical Center with critical, life-threatening wounds.

Over 50 minutes of CPR and emergency, life-saving measures were administered to the victim.

The circumstances of the accident were not made available.

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 boating 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.


Person hurt in boat propeller accident on Lake Travis

AUSTIN, TX – A person was injured at Lake Travis Saturday afternoon following a boating accident, according to the official Twitter account of the Austin-Travis County EMS.

The accident happened in the 15800 block of Chateau Avenue at 4:53 p.m. when a person was hurt by a boat propeller.

The adult victim suffered non-critical injuries that were not expected to be life-threatening.

The circumstances of the accident and the victim’s identity were not released by 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 boating 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.


One person hit by boat at Lake Travis

AUSTIN, TX – One person was struck by a boat Saturday evening at Lake Travis, according to the Twitter account of the Austin-Travis County EMS.

The accident happened at 5973 Hi Line Road at 6:39 p.m. when a swimmer was reportedly hit by a boat. The victim, who has not been publicly identified by ATCEMS, was taken by another boat to emergency medics on the shore.

Initial reports suggested a possible second person had been struck by the boat, though that later proved to be inaccurate.

The patient refused an ambulance to the hospital, though their current condition was not made public.

The circumstances of the accident have not been made available at this time.

No further information was released.

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 personal injury lawyers of Gibson Hill today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.


Man airlifted to hospital after Lake Travis jet ski accident

BRIARCLIFF, TX (TRAVIS COUNTY) – A man was airlifted to the hospital last night after a jet ski accident on Lake Travis, according to the official Twitter account of the Austin-Travis County EMS.

The accident happened just after 7:30 p.m. in the 400 block of Sleat Drive in Briarcliff.

The patient was declared a trauma alert and taken to Dell Seton Medical Center by medical helicopter with serious injuries.

According to the Tweet, the patient may have been pulled from the lake by witnesses at the scene.

ATCEMS reminded people visiting the lake this summer of swimming and boating safety tips including the need to wear a life jacket, boat at a responsible speed, and be aware of their surroundings and of others in the water.

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 pedestrian 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.