Woman dies near FM1431 bridge on Lake LBJ Thursday afternoon

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LLANO COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — A woman died near the confluence on Lake LBJ Thursday, according to Texas Game Wardens.

That’s where Colorado River and Llano River meet near the Farm to Market 1431 bridge.

Kingsland volunteer firefighters said they responded to a call at around 4 p.m. and pulled the woman’s body out of the water.

Texas Parks and Wildlife said it’s trying to piece together what led to this “water-related” accident. They said the woman was wearing a personal flotation device, and they found a jet ski nearby.

While details remain limited, many boaters and jet skiers out in that area Friday said that part of the lake has become dangerous because a sandbar formed in the middle of the lake after last year’s flooding.

There are several buoys and flashing markers around the sandbar, Mike Merritt who lives near the lake said he still worries about people’s safety.

“If you come from this bend from Colorado, and you come this way, you miss one of those, you’re going to be in the middle of that,” he said. “If you’re running 40 miles an hour, you’re going to be in the middle of it before you know it.”

A jet skier said, “They go fast. They hit it. They can flip. They can slam their head into the handlebars, a lot of different things can happen.”

Investigators said an autopsy will be performed. The victim has not yet been identified.

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