AUSTIN – Boaters near Austin were rescued after coming very close to their vessel tipping over a dam Thursday afternoon, according to Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services.
EMS officials shared the water rescue on social media, which happened near 1-79 North Pleasant Valley Road.
Officials said the call came in for a boat with multiple people on board that “looked like it was going to go over the dam.”
FINAL water rescue 1-79 N PLEASANT VALLEY RD: Boat & occupants have been pulled off the dam & in to open water by the @Austin_Police lake patrol boat. No occupants are requesting #ATCEMS. No further updates planned unless conditions change. No further information is available.— ATCEMS (@ATCEMS) June 10, 2021
EMS and Austin police sent a lake patrol boat to their rescue.
Officials were able to attach a rope from the patrol boat to the other boat safely and provide life vests to everyone on board, according to the social media post.
The boat and its occupants were pulled to safety, off the dam, and back into the open water, officials said.
No injuries were reported and further details are limited as of yet.