AUSTIN (KXAN) — Crews are responding to a water rescue just southwest of the Pennybacker Bridge on Lake Austin Sunday after they reportedly got ejected from their boat going 30 mph.
Austin-Travis County EMS said they received initial reports of a vessel that was overturned with victims in the water around 4:15 p.m. in the 1700 block of City Park Road.
About seven minutes later, they tweeted that bystanders said two people, a man and woman in their 60s, were out of the water and being transported to the shoreline by another boat.
At about 4:50 p.m., medics declared trauma alerts for both adult patients. They were taken to Dell Seton Medical Center with serious, not expected to be life-threatening injuries.
Austin Fire Department Chief Joel Baker issued a waterway ban on Saturday after heavy rains hit the central Texas area. He ordered people to not use the waterways in Lake Austin from Mansfield Dam to Tom Miller Dam because of high and swift waters with dangerous debris inside of them.
#APDLakePatrol working a single boat collision. 2 transported with non-life threatening injuries. Lakes are stilled closed from Mansfield To Longhorn dam. #3259 pic.twitter.com/Ao54Qyhg9g — Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) May 5, 2019