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Yells lead Texas rescuers to man stuck in river

Austin -Travis County EMS personnel treated the man, and 17 others for hypothermia


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By Kate Linderman
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

A person “yelling for help” led rescuers to a man on an “island” in the middle of a river, Texas officials said.

The patient was “walked out of the situation” by rescuers, Austin-Travis County EMS reported on X, formerly known as Twitter. Upon rescue, he was treated for hypothermia and transported to the hospital by medics.

Between the morning of Sunday, Jan. 14, and noon Monday, Jan. 15, the department treated 17 people for hypothermia, KXAN reported.

Hypothermia occurs when the body’s temperature drops below 95 degrees, according to Mayo Clinic.

Shivering is usually the first thing someone will notice when their body temperature begins to drop, but other symptoms include mumbling and slurred speech, shallow breaths, a slow pulse, low energy and lack of coordination, according to Mayo Clinic.

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