Person found dead in downtown Austin creek



AUSTIN (KXAN) — A person was found dead in downtown Austin Friday afternoon, after police were called out for a welfare check.

According to the Austin Police Department, officers responded to West 6th Street and West Avenue around 1:49 p.m.

Someone reported a person in the area was unresponsive, and they didn’t know if they were asleep or dead, police say.

As of 2:45 p.m., the scene was still active with several officers on scene, according to APD.

Austin-Travis County EMS says its personnel responded to a call saying someone was submerged in about a foot of water in a creek.

When medics arrived, they pronounced an adult person dead.

APD says the death is not suspicious at this time.

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