Austin emergency personnel were given the wrong location when responding to the drowning call for 32-year-old Jesus Herrera Torres during the weekend.
Officials said Torres was swimming in the water near U.S. 183 East and the Guerrero Colorado River Park, under the Montopolis Bridge, when he went under Sunday morning. His friend, who speaks Span- Listen to the 911 call with this story online. ish, called 911 at 11:10 a.m. but incorrectly identified the location as being along Interstate 35.
The 911 operator who answered — also a Spanishspeaker — translated the call for Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services workers and stayed on the line for the duration of the call.