Rising waters from dam trap family on sandbar

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AUSTIN (KXAN) – It was a reminder to always stay aware after a family of six had to be rescued near Mansfield Dam Sunday afternoon.

They were walking near the dam when water was being released, said the Austin Fire Department.

As the water rose around them, two adults and four children ended up getting trapped on a sandbar, officials said.

Austin Police Lake Patrol and Austin firefighters were able to reach them and ferry them back to shore. No one was injured.

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