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Converse teen drowns in Guadalupe River

David Akinropo, 17, drowns after falling out of tube

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – A teen died Wednesday afternoon after falling off his tube and drowning in the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels.

Police in the Hill Country town said David Akinropo, 17, was tubing when fell out of his tube, briefly struggled to stay afloat and then went underwater.

New Braunfels fire personnel entered the water and found the teen a short time later.

Akinropo was taken to Christus Santa Rose Hospital New Braunfels where he was pronounced dead.

Police said the teen was from Converse, Texas.

No signs of foul play are believed to have occurred before the drowning, police said.