Two rescued from San Gabriel River in Leander

Star Flight crews find body near FM 812 on Sunday, May 29, 2016.(KXAN Photo/Frank Martinez)

LEANDER, Texas (KXAN) – An adult and child were playing in the San Gabriel river when they had to be rescued Thursday afternoon in Leander.

Leander Fire Chief Bill Gardner tells KXAN one person was on a boogie board and the other on a float in the fast-flowing, flooded river.

StarFlight was called in to help spot the pair who were eventually rescued by the Leander Fire Department’s technical rescue and boat team.

The adult and child were not hurt. 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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