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Two dead after reported Downtown Austin drownings, APD says

Medics had initially revived one of the victims, but he died shortly after.

AUSTIN, Texas — Two people died Thursday evening after separate reported drowning incidents in Downtown Austin.

First responders were called to Lady Bird Lake near Congress Avenue and East Cesar Chavez Street around 5:47 p.m. on Thursday for reports of a person in the water who submerged and did not resurface.

The patient was located and pulled out of the water. However, CPR efforts were unsuccessful, according to Austin-Travis County EMS. The adult was pronounced dead on scene.

According to Austin police, officers do not believe the death is suspicious. 

A second drowning was reported about an hour later in Waller Creek near East Sixth Street and Sabine Street. 

Medics initially pronounced the person dead at the scene but successfully revived them after nearly an hour of CPR. However, Austin Police confirmed the person died shortly after 8 p.m.

No other information about each incident is available at this time.


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