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Austin Man Drowns at Barton Springs Pool

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82-year-old Patty Curtis was granted lifetime access to Barton Springs Pool today by Austin City Council.

The Austin Parks and Recreations Department is reviewing policies and procedures after an apparent drowning at Barton Springs Pool Wednesday night. It was the first drowning at the pool since 1990.

Parks and Recreation spokesperson Victor Ovalle said lifeguards immediately administered CPR on 21-year-old Timothy Guerra when his friends removed him from the spring's deep end.

"They were racing each other. They were swimming with each other. They immediately saw him when he went under," said Ovalle. "They say he was underwater maybe thirty seconds."

Barton springs closed for cleaning Thursday afternoon. It reopens Thursday at 7 p.m..

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