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Swimmer dies after not resurfacing from Lady Bird Lake

Emergency crews responded to the 10 block of East Avenue for reports of a swimmer who went underwater and did not resurface.

AUSTIN, Texas — Editor's note: The related video was published in March 2020.

A person has died after an attempted water rescue in Lady Bird Lake, according to Austin-Travis County EMS (ATCEMS). 

ATCEMS said it responded at approximately 6:30 p.m. on May 21 to the 10 block of East Avenue along Lady Bird Lake for reports of a swimmer who went underwater and did not resurface. 

RELATED: Two dead after reported Downtown Austin drownings, APD says

By 6:56 p.m., ATCEMS tweeted that rescue crews had located the person, recovered them from the water and were performing CPR on them. 

At 7:16 p.m., ATCEMS tweeted that the swimmer had died.

No further information was immediately available. 


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