Dad Drowns, Bystanders Save Daughter, 13, From Llano River

Authorities said a South Texas man drowned while trying to rescue his 13-year-old daughter from the Llano River as they were fishing.

The Llano County Sheriff's Office said bystanders and city workers saved the girl during the accident Wednesday afternoon near Badu Park. A Llano city statement identified the man who died as 52-year-old Brian Holmberg of Victoria.

Officials believe the teen got caught in the river's swift current, then her father tried to help her. He was located in the water and transported to a hospital, where the father was pronounced dead.

Llano is 65 miles northwest of Austin.

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