Boaters rescued in Austin after vessel nearly goes over edge of dam, officials say

No one was injured in the incident

Boaters near Austin were rescued after coming very close to their vessel tipping over a dam Thursday afternoon, according to Austin-Travis County EMS.
Boaters near Austin were rescued after coming very close to their vessel tipping over a dam Thursday afternoon, according to Austin-Travis County EMS. (Austin-Travis County EMS/KSAT)

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.”

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.

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