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Man goes overboard, drowns in Lake Travis
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.