Several people were seriously injured after a boat ran aground on Lake Austin.
On Sunday, one person was airlifted to a hospital and another was taken by ambulance with serious injuries after a boat ran aground on Lake Austin in Texas, authorities said.
According to CE-BAR Fire Asst. Speaking to reporters Sunday night, Chief Campbell said the incident was a boating accident. The boatmen were sailing downstream when a wake from another boat. They lost control of their boat, jumped to the right, ejected at least one person, and then crashed into the bank on the right side of the river, he told a news conference.
According to Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services (ATCEMS), in addition to the two people who were taken to the hospital with serious injuries, two others were described as having “severe injuries” and a teenager was listed as “missing/disabled.” to find,” ATCEMS said on X (formally known as Twitter). Two people refused to be transported to local hospitals, ATCEMS said.
Officials have declared the accident a level-5 mass casualty incident.
As the incident took place in a remote area, jet skis had to be used to evacuate the injured. Responders are in “recovery mode,” according to ATCEMS.
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Marilyn Heck contributed to this story.