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Husband, wife die in Lake Travis incident, officials say

The TCSO said the search continues for a man last seen between Starnes Island and North Shore on Saturday evening.

TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas — A woman died and a man's body was recovered after a water rescue involving three people in the Hudson Bend area of Travis County on Sunday afternoon. The third person was evaluated for non-life-threatening injuries and refused transport, according to Austin-Travis County EMS (ATCEMS). 

ATCEMS said that at approximately 2:46 p.m. on Sunday, callers initially reported a person struggling in the water near the 5700 block of Longhorn Landing, who was later reported to “appear lifeless.” 

STAR Flight and Lake Travis Fire Rescue were also involved in the search, ATCEMS says.

The Travis County Sheriff's Office said Thursday, Aug. 12 that the two victims of the incident were husband and wife. TCSO said "out of respect for the family involved, and because this is not a criminal incident," it will not disclose the identities of the victims.

Lake Patrol also continues to search for a man reportedly last seen between Starnes Island and North Shore on Saturday evening.

The Travis County Sheriff's Office told KVUE an aerial search had been conducted, and Lake Patrol would be "searching with sonar until dark."

TSCO told KVUE that detectives were gathering witness statements and were "executing a recovery mission for a male reported missing in the water."

Lake Patrol deputies will be searching from 6 a.m. until dark until the individual is found.


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