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Man goes over­board, drowns in Lake Travis

Austin American-Statesman - - LOCALBRIEFING - Com­piled from staff re­ports

A man drowned in Lake Travis near Starnes Is­land on Sun­day af­ter­noon af­ter dis­ap­pear­ing over the side of a boat, ac­cord­ing to Capt. Art Car­de­nas of the Travis County sher­iff’s of­fice.

Of­fi­cers re­sponded to a call at 4:15 p.m. that a man had gone over­board and did not resur­face, Car­de­nas said. Af­ter 51 min­utes un­der­wa­ter, he was found at Starnes Is­land, Car­de­nas said.

Paramedics per­formed CPR on the man, but he was pro­nounced dead at the scene, Car­de­nas said. The man’s name and age were not re­leased.

Starnes Is­land is near the Sandy Creek arm of the lake and the Vil­lage of Vo­lente.

Of­fi­cers are in­ves­ti­gat­ing, Car­de­nas said.

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