Man swept away by floodwaters found dead in Lady Bird Lake
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.