Hair-raising photos show a boat perilously close to plunging over the edge of a Texas dam — because the passengers were too busy gossiping, police and rescue officials said.
The electric boat, which was carrying four women, was saved from the edge of Longhorn Dam in east Austin on Thursday after it got swept up in a strong current at Lady Bird Lake, a reservoir along the Colorado River, KTBC reported.
“They approached the dam, weren’t paying attention, they were talking to each other,” Austin Police Officer Brad Smith told the station.
A stunning image shared by Austin-Travis County EMS showed the boat’s bow jutting out from the dam’s edge just before the women were rescued. A short video clip also showed them wearing life jackets that were lowered down to them.
An electric boat carrying four women was rescued from plummeting over the edge of a Texas dam.ATCEMS Four women were saved when the boat they were in