Man swept away by floodwaters found dead in Lady Bird Lake

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Published: May. 9, 2019 at 11:50 AM CDT
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A man was swept away in rising waters in downtown Austin Wednesday afternoon, and his body was recovered in Lady Bird Lake.

Austin-Travis County EMS responded to a water rescue reported at 800 West 9th St. at around 12:50 p.m. Wednesday.

First responders didn’t find anyone in the water there, but Austin police reported seeing the man floating downstream under the South 1st Street Bridge.

STAR Flight assisted in the search.

A body was recovered near the Congress Avenue Bridge in Lady Bird Lake the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

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