River-goers find body while floating Comal River on Fourth of July

New Braunfels Police investigating man's death

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NEW BRAUNFELS – New Braunfels police are looking into the death of a man found unconscious in the Comal River.

The discovery happened at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Police got called to a possible drowning in the Comal River in the 300 block of South Gilbert Avenue, which is the area of the river just downstream from the San Antonio Street bridge.

A group of people who went out to the river on Tuesday found the man. They said he was not conscious or breathing. First responders tried to revive the man but were unsuccessful.

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Police said there is no foul play suspected in this case, but they are still looking into what caused his death.

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Most people KSAT spoke to Tuesday afternoon said they hadn't heard about the man found dead and were saddened to hear the news.

"It's really sad to hear," said Stephanie Hammond, who traveled to the Comal River with her family. "We just showed up and we're hoping to have some fun in the Comal River, and that seems to be some things that happen whenever there are holidays and there are a lot of people getting together and there's a lot of fun. But you have to be really careful because there's a lot of accidents and stuff that can happen (during) the holidays."

The man's age and identity have not been released at this time.


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