Lake Austin closed during search for deputy

Lady Bird Lake, Lake Austin, and the Colorado River downstream of Longhorn Dam are closed until Wednesday, June 1 at noon. (KXAN File Photo)
Police searching for lake-goers boating while intoxicated (KXAN File Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Until further notice, Lake Austin is closed to all boating traffic from Mansfield Dam to Tom Miller Dam while the search continues for missing Travis County Sheriff’s Deputy.

The deputy, who hasn’t been identified by the sheriff’s office, was checking low water crossing at 3400 block of Fritz Hughes Park Road. at 1:25 a.m. when she called in using her radio to say she was being swept away in the water.

More than 90 people joined the search by foot, air and by boat Thursday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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