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Man found dead in Lady Bird Lake after being swept away in Shoal Creek

May 08, 2019 - 2:39 pm
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AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- Officials are investigating after a man was swept away in rising waters along Shoal Creek in downtown Austin Wednesday afternoon.

Austin-Travis County EMS reported a water rescue in the 800 block of West 9th Street around 12:50 p.m. STAR Flight was called out to assist with the search; a short time later, the man's body was spotted near South 1st Street and Lady Bird Lake. The body of the man, who was said to be in his 50s, was recovered near South Congress a short time later.

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