Man dies after rescuing son from drowning, Bastrop police say

The father jumped into the water to save his son

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BASTROP, Texas – A man died after rescuing his son from drowning in a river near Fisherman’s Park, Bastrop police say.

The drowning happened around 4:00 p.m. Friday in the 1200 block of Willow Street.

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The Bastrop Police Department, the Bastrop Fire Department, and the Bastrop County Sheriff’s Department responded to Fisherman’s Park.

Authorities said the father had jumped into the water to rescue his son from possibly drowning.

The son survived, but the father ended up dying, according to police.

This is a developing story.

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Spencer Heath is a Digital Journalist at KSAT. Spencer graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied Radio-Television-Film. He’s worked as a journalist in San Antonio since June of 2022. Outside the newsroom, he enjoys watching movies and spending time with family.

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