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.