Man drowns after reportedly falling out of raft in east Austin


AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man drowned in east Austin Sunday afternoon after falling off a raft into the water, according to the Austin Police Department.

Austin-Travis County EMS responded to the 9100 block of Ramirez Lane around 2:40 p.m. STAR Flight attempted CPR.

The Austin Fire Department wrote on Twitter that the person was caught in a hydraulic in Blue Bluff Creek after rafting over a low head dam on the Colorado River.

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

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