Mother warns of drain hole at Georgetown’s Blue Hole that almost caused her son to drown

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A Central Texas mother is warning others about Georgetown’s Blue Hole Park after her son was almost sucked into a drain hole. City officials said they covered the drain hole after the incident. 

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A Central Texas mother is warning others about Georgetown’s Blue Hole Park after her son was almost sucked into a drain hole. City officials said they covered the drain hole after the incident. 

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Photo: Terry Scott Bertling / San Antonio Express-News

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Ray Maddox, a horseman with Horses on the Beach, left, lets his horse walk into water as he leads a group of riders on a horseback ride on the beach on Padre Island in Corpus Christi.

Ray Maddox, a horseman with Horses on the Beach, left, lets his horse walk into water as he leads a group of riders on a horseback ride on the beach on Padre Island in Corpus Christi.

Photo: Nick De La Torre

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An Atlantic bottlenosed dolphin does a flip as trainers show what the dolphins have learned at the Dolphin Bay Arena at the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi.

An Atlantic bottlenosed dolphin does a flip as trainers show what the dolphins have learned at the Dolphin Bay Arena at the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi.

Photo: Nick De La Torre

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The sun rises behind the Corpus Christi Municipal Marina.

The sun rises behind the Corpus Christi Municipal Marina.

Photo: Nick De La Torre

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Make a splash at Schlitterbahn Galveston, just an hour drive from Houston.

Make a splash at Schlitterbahn Galveston, just an hour drive from Houston.

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Cool off at Schlitterbahn Galveston, a popular local attraction for Houstonians.

Cool off at Schlitterbahn Galveston, a popular local attraction for Houstonians.

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Schlitterbahn Galveston’s Blastenhoff area features seven attractions, picnic tables, lounge chairs, shade and guest amenities.

Schlitterbahn Galveston’s Blastenhoff area features seven attractions, picnic tables, lounge chairs, shade and guest amenities.

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Balmorhea State Park is a scenic place to take a dip.

Balmorhea State Park is a scenic place to take a dip.

Photo: Texas Parks And Wildlife

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Lane Norton of Carlsbad, N.M., dives into the spring-fed swimming pool at Balmorhea State Park.

Lane Norton of Carlsbad, N.M., dives into the spring-fed swimming pool at Balmorhea State Park.

Photo: LM OTERO, Associated Press

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When traveling through West Texas, swing by Balmorhea State Park.

When traveling through West Texas, swing by Balmorhea State Park.

Photo: Texas Parks And Wildlife

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Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve is located on the outskirts of Austin.

Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve is located on the outskirts of Austin.

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Cool waters invite swimmers at Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve, located near Austin.

Cool waters invite swimmers at Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve, located near Austin.

Photo: Catherine McIntosh

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Go for a swim in the Blanco River at Blanco State Park.

Go for a swim in the Blanco River at Blanco State Park.

Photo: RODGER MALLISON

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Wimberley’s famed Blue Hole is one of the most popular swimming holes in Texas.

Wimberley’s famed Blue Hole is one of the most popular swimming holes in Texas.

Photo: Ted Albracht

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Krause Springs is another popular swimming hole in the Hill Country.

Krause Springs is another popular swimming hole in the Hill Country.

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Enjoy the beach on South Padre Island.

Enjoy the beach on South Padre Island.

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The Expedition School offers stand-up paddle boarding lessons in Austin.

The Expedition School offers stand-up paddle boarding lessons in Austin.

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Get a workout and make a splash with the Expedition School in Austin.

Get a workout and make a splash with the Expedition School in Austin.

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The 1,000-foot-long Barton Springs Pool offers 68-degree water from the Edwards Aquifer.

The 1,000-foot-long Barton Springs Pool offers 68-degree water from the Edwards Aquifer.

Photo: Michael D. Brockway, Special To The Chronicle

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Walk the beach in Galveston, then go for a swim.

Walk the beach in Galveston, then go for a swim.

Photo: Melissa Phillip

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Have some fun in the sun, and the shade, in Port Aransas.

Have some fun in the sun, and the shade, in Port Aransas.

Photo: Michael Zamora

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A group of spring breakers relax and get some sun on the beach in Port Aransas.

A group of spring breakers relax and get some sun on the beach in Port Aransas.

Photo: Michael Zamora

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Natalie Jobe, left, and Kelly Ketter, both from Austin, rush through the City Tube Chute on the Comal River in New Braunfels on Friday. Despite less than average rainfall for several years and an increase in water consumption, water levels on the Comal River near New Braunfels have only dropped slightly over the past year. “Maybe a foot or so in some spots,” said John Driscoll, a lifeguard on the river. Although the water level has dropped, people still flock to the popular destination in Comal County. “It’s steady all week and then packed on the weekends,” Discoll continued. Patrick Meredith for HOUSTON CHRONICLE 7/30/09

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Natalie Jobe, left, and Kelly Ketter, both from Austin, rush through the City Tube Chute on the Comal River in New Braunfels on Friday. Despite less than average rainfall for several years and an increase in

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5/23/12: A preview of what to come this weekend is boats and more boats on Lake Conroe to enjoy the weather weekend which should be 90 and sunny at Lake Conroe Park in Conroe, Texas.

5/23/12: A preview of what to come this weekend is boats and more boats on Lake Conroe to enjoy the weather weekend which should be 90 and sunny at Lake Conroe Park in Conroe, Texas.

Photo: Thomas B. Shea, For The Chronicle

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cutline for tower: The view from the hotel tower at La Torretta Del Lago Resort & Spa in Lake Conroe.

cutline for tower: The view from the hotel tower at La Torretta Del Lago Resort & Spa in Lake Conroe.

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Surfside Splash

Surfside Splash

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