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General Category => National/Breaking News => Topic started by: mystery-ak on June 11, 2021, 03:40:37 PM

Title: Heart-stopping video shows boat hanging over edge of dam before dramatic rescue
Post by: mystery-ak on June 11, 2021, 03:40:37 PM
Heart-stopping video shows boat hanging over edge of dam before dramatic rescue

A small electric boat with four women aboard almost went over the edge of a dam in Austin, Texas.
By
Joseph Guzman | June 11, 2021

(https://thehill.com/sites/default/files/ca_txdamrescue_061121austinems.jpg?width=1600)



Story at a glance

    Crews responded to the Longhorn Dam following reports that a small boat was “up against the dam,” and looked like it was “going to go over.”
    Video shows nearly half the boat hanging over the edge.
    Rescuers managed to tow the boat away from danger and no one was injured.

Four boaters had to be rescued Thursday after their boat came dangerously close to going over the edge of a dam in a Texas reservoir.

Austin-Travis County EMS said crews responded to the Longhorn Dam following reports that a small boat was “up against the dam,” and looked like it was “going to go over.”

https://twitter.com/ATCEMS/status/1403092789630472199

more
https://thehill.com/changing-america/sustainability/environment/558040-heart-stopping-video-shows-boat-hanging-over-edge
Title: Re: Heart-stopping video shows boat hanging over edge of dam before dramatic rescue
Post by: thackney on June 11, 2021, 04:20:39 PM
Electric motor without enough power.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82l688D7LLc

Quote
...The Austin Police Department told ABC News that four female visitors to Texas rented the boat, were out on the lake and drifted too close to the dam. The small electric boat got stuck there and didn't have enough power to get out, officials said. Officials said the spillway was open because of the recent rainfall

The women called the boat company they rented from and they came out to help, but they didn't have enough power either, so they became stuck as well. Officials said the Lake Unit came out with a gas-powered boat and were able to connect to the company boat, which was connected to the girls' boat, and they were pulled away from the dam. ...

https://www.kvue.com/article/news/local/austin-texas-boat-dam-water-rescue/269-4882580f-331a-4e1d-a2b3-b8a302d95624
Title: Re: Heart-stopping video shows boat hanging over edge of dam before dramatic rescue
Post by: Fishrrman on June 11, 2021, 05:15:13 PM
"The women called the boat company they rented from and they came out to help, but they didn't have enough power either, so they became stuck as well. Officials said the Lake Unit came out with a gas-powered boat and were able to connect to the company boat, which was connected to the girls' boat, and they were pulled away from the dam. ..."

There's a message here, I sense...
(and it's not jsut about getting too close to dams)