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AUSTIN, Texas -- Boaters in central Texas came dangerously close from tipping over a dam.

It was an ordeal that played out Thursday afternoon with just tweets from emergency officials, but later made real when they posted the vessel and its bow with nothing under it.

The tweets came from Austin-Travis County EMS which serves the Texas capital region.



The first tweet of the incident described 911 calls reporting a boat "up against the dam" and callers adding that it "looks like it's going to go over the dam."

Multiple rescue assets from #ATCEMS & @AustinFireInfo responding to a water rescue 1-79 N PLEASANT VALLEY RD (14:36) 911 callers reporting a boat "up against the dam", "looks like its going to go over the dam". Multiple people on board. More information to follow.

— ATCEMS (@ATCEMS) June 10, 2021

A follow up tweet about eight minutes later described what was happening to help the helpless boaters.

UPDATE water rescue 1-79 N PLEASANT VALLEY RD: Boat has been attached to another boat in the area by rope. Life vests are being lowered down to 4 occupants. Boat is partially over top of the dam. @STAR_Flight_TC has been assigned. Extrication planning underway. More to follow.

— ATCEMS (@ATCEMS) June 10, 2021

"Boat has been attached to another boat in the area by rope. Life vests are being lowered down to 4 occupants. Boat is partially over top of the dam. [Helicopter EMS] has been assigned. Extrication planning underway," the second tweet in a very descriptive thread stated.

Thirteen minutes later, it appeared the boaters were safe.

FINAL water rescue 1-79 N PLEASANT VALLEY RD: Boat & occupants have been pulled off the dam & in to open water by the @Austin_Police lake patrol boat. No occupants are requesting #ATCEMS. No further updates planned unless conditions change. No further information is available.

— ATCEMS (@ATCEMS) June 10, 2021

"Boat & occupants have been pulled off the dam & in to open water by the @Austin_Police lake patrol boat. No occupants are requesting #ATCEMS," the tweet said.

Then, with the danger no longer present, the Twitter feed showed how close the boaters came to a possibly life-threatening fall. The photo followed a quick video showing one boat towing the vessel in danger.

FINAL UPDATE water rescue 1-79 N PLEASANT VALLEY RD: Here is a look at the scene of the earlier rescue from #ATCEMS District Command 6. pic.twitter.com/qJ9RL1Q9V0

— ATCEMS (@ATCEMS) June 10, 2021

The photo of the rescue, in particular, has gotten a healthy amount of interactions on Twitter.

"Scary!!" one user replied.

It wasn't immediately known how the boaters drifted that close to danger.

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UFC Fighter Threatens Dana White: I Will Come for You

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A UFC star doubled down on threatening UFC president Dana White over the weekend. Never mind that White is technically his boss. Never mind that White is technically every UFC fighter’s boss. UFC featherweight contender Movsar Evloev wants his next opponent to be ranked in the top 10, or he plans on taking his frustration on White.

He posted, “@DanaWhite, I told you, if my next opponent is not top 10, I will come for you. this is your good chance. I’m already tired of my 5 day vacation!”.

@DanaWhite, I told you, if my next opponent is not top 10, I will come for you. this is your good chance. I'm already tired of my 5 day vacation!#Evloev #Ingushetia #MMA #UFC

— Movsar Evloev (@MovsarUFC) June 18, 2021

Evloev Won Fight at UFC 263, Made Threats Back Then, Too

Evloev defeated Hakeem Dawodu during the prelims for UFC 263. The three judges scored the bout 29-27, 29-27, and 29-27 for Evoloev. According to MMA Junkie, the key stats of the fight were Evloev outstriking Dawodu 193-60 and the Russian star landing nine takedowns over three rounds.

After his big win, Evloev lobbed his first threat at White about getting him the kind of opponent he wants next.

“I’m ready to fight with anyone in my division, only top 10s. Dana, if my next opponent is not a top 10, I want to fight with you,” Evloev said.

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The 27-year-old mentioned Arnold Allen, Josh Emmett, and Calvin Kattar by name, but finished his post-fight comments by saying he wanted only to face in his next fight a UFC star ranked in the top 10 at 145 pounds.

“I deserve it. I need a good name for a fast road to the belt. For me, just the belt matters,” Evloev said.

UFC 263 Full Fight Card Results

Below are the full fight card results for the latest UFC pay-per-view card: UFC 263.

Main Card

Israel Adesanya def. Marvin Vettori via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)

Brandon Moreno def. Deiveson Figueiredo via third-round submission (rear-naked choke)

Leon Edwards def. Nate Diaz via unanimous decision (49–46, 49–46, 49–46)

Belal Muhammad def. Demian Maia via unanimous decision (30–27, 29–28, 29–28)

Paul Craig def. Jamahal Hill via first-round TKO

Preliminary Card

Brad Riddell def. Drew Dober via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)

Eryk Anders def. Darren Stewart via unanimous decision (29-27 x2, 29-28)

Lauren Murphy def. Joanne Calderwood via split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)

Movsar Evloev def. Hakeem Dawodu via unanimous decision (29–27, 29–27, 29–27)

Early Preliminary Card

Pannie Kianzad def. Alexis Davis via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27 29-28)

Terrance McKinney def. Matt Frevola via first-round KO

Steven Peterson def. Chase Hooper via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Fares Ziam def. Luigi Vendramini via majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)

Carlos Felipe def. Jake Collier via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)

Twenty-eight UFC fighters competed on the card, with 14 of the stars being named winners. But only one fighter in that group dared to threaten White after the card was over, and that was Evloev.

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