Body found in Lady Bird Lake near South Lakeshore Boulevard

Austin police on the south shore of Lady Bird Lake near Lakeshore Boulevard following reports of a body on June 16, 2017 (KXAN Photo/Chris Nelson)
Austin police on the south shore of Lady Bird Lake near Lakeshore Boulevard following reports of a body on June 16, 2017 (KXAN Photo/Chris Nelson)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — First responders descended on the south shore of Lady Bird Lake, just east of the Interstate 35 bridge, after the body of a man was was found in the water, Friday evening.

Austin-Travis County EMS says the victim is in his 30s. Austin police, investigating at the scene, do not believe the death to be suspicious at this time.

At 7:04 p.m., the Austin Fire Department water rescue task force was called to the 2000 block of Lakeshore Blvd.

A paddleboarder initially alerted authorities to the body in the water. A police spokesperson did not have an estimate on how long the body was in the water and said there was not a missing person’s case specifically related to Friday’s incident.

Around two weeks ago, dive crews recovered the body of a swimmer in Lady Bird Lake near South First Street.

Police block off the area where a body was recovered in Lady Bird Lake near Lakeshore Boulevard on June 16, 2017 (KXAN Photo/Sean Farrar)
Police block off the area where a body was recovered in Lady Bird Lake near Lakeshore Boulevard on June 16, 2017 (KXAN Photo/Sean Farrar)
A first responder on the south shore of Lady Bird Lake on June 16, 2017 following reports of a body in the water near Lakeshore Boulevard. (KXAN Photo/Chris Nelson)
A first responder on the south shore of Lady Bird Lake on June 16, 2017 following reports of a body in the water near Lakeshore Boulevard. (KXAN Photo/Chris Nelson)

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