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Man's body found floating in Northeast Austin creek

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Saturday afternoon, a man's body was found floating in a creek in Northeast Austin.

Police say multiple callers reported seeing a body floating in a creek on the 7000 block of Blessing Avenue around 5:30.
  
Shortly after fire and EMS crews headed that way, they upgraded the call to a water rescue and called for more help.
  
At nearly 6:00, crews searching the bank found a body hung up in debris underneath the bridge on the 7600 block.
  
EMS tells FOX 7 the white male in his 40's had no pulse when they pulled him out of the water.
  
They did CPR but he was pronounced dead at 6:14.

"The officers of the Austin Police Department made contact with detectives from the Homicide Division.  They are in contact with them right now, it's standard procedures, anytime we have a death with unknown causes at this time.  It appears that it is a drowning, however we do not know the circumstances behind it.  That way we will launch an investigation once they arrive on scene," said Austin Police Officer Marcus Davis.
  
The man's name hasn't been released yet.
  
The crews on scene told us even though they're not sure how he died yet it's important for people to remember to stay away from streams like that during flash flooding.

Because you can be swept under before you know it.

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