Despite calls that came into 911 saying they could hear screaming, a woman in her 30s was found dead in her vehicle after it sunk into the Colorado River in Lake Austin early Monday morning, March 6. When the Austin Police Department arrived they saw the vehicle in the water but were too late to save the unidentified woman, police said at a press conference.
The 911 calls came in around 3:37 a.m. on Monday, said Officer Alexandra Park. Neighbors in Lake Austin said they could hear a woman crying for help. Officers arrived at 1502 Scenic Drive at around 3:52 a.m. to find the vehicle in the water and sent divers in around 4 a.m. and pulled the woman from the water about five minutes later.