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‘Mass casualty incident’ as boat runs aground with multiple people injured, 1 missing on Lake Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin-Travis County EMS responded to a “mass casualty incident” on Lake Austin after a boat ran aground Sunday evening. Officials said seven total people were involved in the incident, with a teenager missing and unable to be located.

Two patients were transported with serious injuries, an additional two with potentially serious injuries and two transport refusals at the scene. Officials added in a follow-up social media post the situation had been switched to a recovery effort for the missing person.

Multiple ATCEMS ambulances, Austin Police’s Lake Patrol Unit, several fire departments along with Travis County STAR Flight responded to the scene Sunday evening. The incident happened just after 6 p.m. in the 10600 block of River Terrace in northwest Austin.

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