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Crews Use New Tools And Technology To Locate Missing I-35 Jumper


Date: 7/28/2015 7:08:00 PM

Rescuers found the body of a man who jumped from the I-35 bridge into Lady Bird Lake just before 5 p.m. Monday afternoon. Witnesses on paddle boards saw the man jump twice and say he sunk to the bottom after his second jump. A friend of the man told police

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Body of man who jumped into Lady Bird Lake recovered

My FOX Austin

Date: 7/28/2015 4:04:00 PM

Austin Fire Department divers were sent into Lady Bird Lake to look for a man, in his 30s, who had jumped off the I-35 bridge into the water. It was the second time the man had jumped in today. Witnesses say the last time the man jumped he came up for air

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Divers recovers body of man who jumped from I-35 Bridge


Date: 7/28/2015 3:47:00 PM

AUSTIN – Divers with the Austin Police Department recovered the body of a man who jumped from the Interstate 35 Bridge into Lady Bird Lake on Tuesday. The Austin Fire Department was called to Interstate 35 and Riverside Drive around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday

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Man Found Dead in Lady Bird Lake After Jumping from I-35 Bridge


Date: 7/28/2015 3:21:00 PM

Austin police say the body of a man who jumped from an Interstate 35 bridge into Lady Bird Lake has been found. Emergency crews had been searching for the man since Tuesday afternoon. A call came in around 12:45 p.m. saying someone had jumped off the I-35

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Rescuers searching for man who jumped into Lady Bird Lake from I-35


Date: 7/28/2015 2:44:00 PM

Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) A man jumped into Lady Bird Lake from I-35. Authorities are now

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• River: Colorado River (Texas)
• Surface Area: 416 Acres
• Maximum Depth: 18 feet
Lady Bird Lake, an artificial lake on the Colorado River, stretches more than five miles through the south side of Austin in Travis County (centered at 30°15' N, 97°43' W). Named Town Lake, it was formed in 1960 by the construction of Longhorn Dam and is owned and operated by the city of Austin in cooperation with the Lower Colorado River Authority. The surface area of the lake is 416 acres, and it is used primarily for flood control and recreation. Development near the lake has caused much outcry among those who believe that the area should be left as a "green belt" as originally planned. Located on the lake's shoreline are hotels and apartments, in addition to various civic and recreational buildings and parks, including the municipal auditorium and the Aqua Festival grounds. Auditorium Shores, a scenic part of the south riverbank, was designated a part of the city's beautification plans. The park features gardens, picnic grounds, and a hike and bike trail along the lake. After the death of former First Lady Claudia Alta Taylor (Lady Bird) Johnson, Austin changed the name from Town Lake to Lady Bird Lake in her honor.

"LADY BIRD LAKE," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed June 25, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Modified on January 31, 2012. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

Good bank access to Lady Bird Lake is available at Auditorium Shores and Festival Beach Park. Shoreline access is also available at Red Bud Island in the upper end of the reservoir near Tom Miller Dam. The Austin hike and bike trail circles almost the entire lower two thirds of the reservoir offering access to the bank. Unimproved boat ramps are located on the north shore at Festival Beach and behind the Holiday Inn Hotel west of I-35. One additional ramp for boats that can be carried is located across Stephen F. Austin Street from Austin High School.


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