Austin Fire Department

Man dies after SUV plunges into Lake Austin

November 28, 2018 - 9:04 am

AUSTIN (KJCE) -- A man's body was recovered from Lake Austin after driving off of a boat ramp, officials said.

Officials say the incident happened near Loop 360's Pennybacker Bridge, just before 11 p.m. Tuesday night. Witnesses reported seeing a vehicle drive down a boat ramp and into the lake.

Austin Fire crews arrived and found the vehicle already underwater, to a depth of about 12 feet.

The victim's body was recovered a few hours later, around 2:30 a.m.

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