Police identify man in drowning incident at Baton Creek

(Photo: CBS Austin)

The man who was found submerged in Barton Creek last Thursday has been identified as 20-year-old Carlo Hurtado, according to Austin Police.

EMS said the man was found submerged in Barton Creek Thursday evening and was declared deceased after CPR was attempted.

It happened at around 5:45 p.m. at the creek area near Barton Springs Pool.

Austin Police said the first person to respond to the man was a City of Austin lifeguard in training. She started CPR until Austin Police got there. ATCEMS & Austin Fire continued life-saving efforts until he was pronounced dead.

APD said the swimmer wasn't wearing a life jacket.

It's unclear how long the man had been submerged in the creek nor what he was doing prior to drowning, EMS said.

Police are not considering his death to be suspicious.

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