1 dead, recovery efforts ongoing for second swimmer after water rescue near Lake Travis, officials say

A third swimmer was evaluated but will be OK, according to EMS

AUSTIN, Texas – One person has died and crews are still working to recover the body of a second swimmer following a water rescue near Lake Travis, according to Austin EMS officials.

The incident happened Sunday afternoon at 5708-6000 Longhorn Landing.

EMS officials said on social media that they were

dispatched for a water rescue after receiving a report of someone struggling in the water, appearing “lifeless.”

The swimmer was recovered from the water and officials attempted CPR to revive them. However, it was unsuccessful and the swimmer was pronounced dead at the scene, according to EMS.

Search crews are still working to recover the body of a second swimmer, and they said a third swimmer was evaluated for non-life threatening injuries.

This is a developing story and we’ll bring more updates as they become available.

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