Boaters rescued after nearly going over Texas dam

AUSTIN, Texas — A day on the lake turned into a close call for four people aboard a boat Thursday, who were rescued after their vessel nearly fell 36 feet over a dam.

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Austin-Travis County Emergency Services said the boat, with multiple people aboard, nearly tipped over Longhorn Dam on Lady Bird Lake, KVUE reported.

Police said four female visitors had rented the electric boat and drifted too close to the dam, KVUE reported. The boat did not have enough power to get out of the spillway. They called the rental company, but their boat was not powerful enough too and also got stuck.

Austin police sent a patrol boat to the area. Officers aboard were able to throw a rope to the stuck vessel and give everyone life jackets. All of the boaters were then pulled to safety.

No one was injured.

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