Body found at Lady Bird Lake likely connected to Saturday afternoon water rescue


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin-Travis County EMS says the person believed to have not resurfaced after going into Lady Bird Lake just east of Interstate 35 was found Sunday.

Around 5:15 p.m. Saturday, teams responded to 1115 Town Creek Drive to initial reports of two people who were in the water.

Austin Police told KXAN after one person went into the water, the other went in to try to help.

The presumed victim, an adult, from Saturday’s rescue was found at the 2200 block of South Lakeshore Blvd around 12 p.m. Sunday, according to ATCEMS.

Rescue swimmers searched the water and crews also searched by drone for aerial assistance.

This was the second water rescue call in a matter of hours Saturday.

Just after 3 p.m. ATCEMS along with Lake Travis Fire and STAR Flight responded to Hi Line Road on Lake Travis to a water rescue. That incident also switched to recovery mode.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Tracking the Coronavirus

Coronavirus Cases Tracker

Latest Central Texas COVID-19 Cases

More Coronavirus Live Blogs

Trending Stories

Don't Miss