Search for missing boaters resumes in east Travis County

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May 26, 2020 - 8:19 am
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TRAVIS COUNTY ( -- Crews are resuming the search for two people who fell out of a canoe Monday night in east Travis County.

Crews were called to the 1000 block of Fallwell Lane just before 8 p.m. Monday night. Austin-Travis County EMS says rescue swimmers searched for more than 40 minutes, but were unable to locate the missing boaters.

Around 8:45 p.m., efforts transitioned to recovery, and efforts were suspended for the night by about 9 p.m. Crews resumed searching around 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, and were able to locate the body of a female victim before 8:30 a.m. The search continues for the other missing boater.

In addition to EMS, Austin Fire, STAR Flight, Travis County Sheriff, and Travis County ESD 11 crews assisted with the rescue effort Monday night.

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