Thursday, August 04, 2005

Heebie. Jeebies.

So this little announcement from the Rowing Club director makes me really excited about getting back out there...

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Subject: Just watch what goes bump against your oar

Two people disappear in Town Lake
'We can only assume the worst,' fire official says.

By Tony Plohetski

AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Austin fire officials this afternoon are searching Town Lake for at least
two people who went under water near the First Street bridge and have not
been seen since.

Officials say they received several reports around 11:15 a.m. that two
people were waving their arms and appeared to be struggling in the water
behind the Hyatt Regency Austin.

Dispatchers at 911 got calls from several passengers on a Capital Metro bus
as well as a worker in a downtown office building who could see the two
people struggling.

Fire officials said they have stopped the rescue portion of their mission
and are now focused on recovering the bodies.

"We can only assume the worst," fire department spokesman Tom Pomroy said.

It was not immediately clear how the people got into the water.

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