29-year-old man drowns in east Austin creek after reportedly falling out of raft


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Police have identified the man who drowned in east Austin Sunday afternoon after falling off a raft into the water of Blue Bluff Creek.

Austin Police Department reports the victim was John Gonzalez, 29. Austin Fire Department says he became caught in a hydraulic in the creek after rafting over a low head dam on the Colorado River.

That’s in the 9100 block of Ramirez Lane.

ATCEMS, Austin Fire and STAR Flight crews responded to the attempted rescue.

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