Wow… boat nearly goes over dam

Published on June 13th, 2021

Four people were rescued June 10 after their electric-powered rental boat came dangerously close to going over the Longhorn Dam near Austin, TX.

Police said four women were on the electric boat when it got swept up in the current near the dam and wasn’t strong enough to escape, according to FOX 7 of Austin.

“They approached the dam, weren’t paying attention, they were talking to each other,” said Officer Brad Smith with the Austin Police Department.

James Cane of Retro Boat Rentals rushed to the scene in a separate boat and tied a rope to their vessel to keep it from falling over the dam. Soon after, emergency crews and authorities arrived at the scene to pull the occupants and boat off the dam. The four occupants of the boat were unharmed.


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