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At A Texas Reservoir, Four People Were Rescued From A Boat That Was Dangling Over A Dam.
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At A Texas Reservoir, Four People Were Rescued From A Boat That Was Dangling Over A Dam.


Four boaters were rescued from a Texas reservoir on Thursday afternoon after their vessel came perilously close to crashing over the dam's edge.

According to Austin-Travis County EMS, the dramatic rescue occurred near the Longhorn Dam on Lady Bird Lake in east Austin following a 911 call reporting the boat was “up against the dam” and appeared to be “going over.”

According to KVUE-TV, Austin police said the four passengers' electric-powered boat became stuck near the dam and did not have enough power to escape. Adding to the terrifying drama: the spillway was open due to recent rainfall.

The boaters initially contacted the rental company, but the company dispatched a rescue boat that lacked power against the spillway current and became stuck as well.

Rescue crews, including a helicopter, were then dispatched and took terrifying photos and video of the stranded boat.

FINAL UPDATE 1-79 N PLEASANT VALLEY RD: Here is a look at the earlier rescue from #ATCEMS District Command 6. pic.twitter.com/qJ9RL1Q9V0 — ATCEMS (@ATCEMS) June 10, 2021

According to NBC News, the four passengers were given life vests before the vessel was attached to a police boat, which pulled it back into open water.

None of the rescued boaters required medical assistance.

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