Marble Falls officer in July 4 boat crash on the mend at rehab center

Marble Falls Police Capt. Ted Young

CAPT. TED YOUNG

FROM STAFF REPORTS

AUSTIN — Doctors have transferred a Marble Falls police captain involved in a July 4 boat crash into a physical rehabilitation program, officials say.

Capt. Ted Young, 64, sustained injuries when his police patrol vessel and a private bass boat collided after the public fireworks show on Lake Marble Falls.

“It’s a good thing that he’s moved to a rehab center,” said Marble Falls Police Sgt. Tom Dillard. “This is about getting him up and moving.”

Shortly after the collision, Young was listed in serious condition at University Medical Center Brackenridge Hospital in Austin.

He remained at the hospital undergoing surgeries during a two-week period before his release into the rehab program.

“We’re taking turns going up there visiting with him. … Several of us have talked to him on the phone,” Dillard said. “He’s alert and in good spirits. The outlook is very good for him.”

His physical rehab stay could be “measured in weeks,” he added.

On the night of the incident, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game wardens arrested 41-year-old James Henry Fry and charged him with intoxication assault, a third-degree felony, in connection with the collision.

Game wardens are reconstructing the incident, interviewing witnesses and requesting any images at the event from the public before, during and after the display.

To offer information, contact Game Warden Braxton Harris at (512) 588-9542 or braxton.harris@tpwd.texas.gov.

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