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Paddle boarder rescued after fall in Lady Bird Lake

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First responders had to rescue a man who they say was intoxicated and fell off a stand up paddle board this afternoon.

It happened along Lady Bird Lake just west of Lamar Street Bridge.

The man in his 20s fell off and into the water. An AFD water rescue team used a boat to reach him. EMS says the man was able to swim to the side.

Officials say he was alone, exhausted and had been drinking heavily. He was not wearing a life jacket.

"The lesson in this is please, please, please wear your life preserver. Summer is here. Alcohol and the water - please be mindful," said Paul Alvarez of EMS Special Operations.

Ems took the man to the hospital as a precaution. They say he will be just fine.

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