A 50-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman died after their boat, carrying five people, in an Austin boat accident. The vessel crashed into a concrete barge on Lake Austin earlier this month.
Residents said the boat accident should not have happened and notified the city two years ago that the barge was a safety hazard.
A resident who lives across from where the accident occurred and has been living on Lake Austin for two decades said the lake has become more dangerous in recent years.
AsAustin grows, more and more people are boating on the lake, and the increase in boat traffic has led to more boat accidents.
Residents in the area say they opposed the concrete barge from the very beginning, voicing their concerns about its potential safety hazards to the City of Austin.
Austin Travis County EMS said they faced challenges when trying to get to the scene of the accident. The initial caller on the boat was disoriented and gave them the wrong location.
Commander Mike Benavides of Austin Travis County EMS said that it’s important to remain familiar with your surroundings.
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