Man who drowned in Comal River identified by New Braunfels police

29-year-old Jorge Chapa Gonzalez from Baytown died on Tuesday

SAN ANTONIO – The New Braunfels Police Department has identified the person who drowned on July 4 in the Comal River.

29-year-old Jorge Chapa Gonzalez from Baytown, Texas died Tuesday afternoon after being found unconscious in the water.

Police said they received a call of a possible drowning in the river in the 300 block of South Gilbert Avenue, which is an area of the river downstream from the San Antonio Street bridge.

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A group of river-goers first found Gonzalez and emergency responders tried to revive him but attempts were unsuccessful.

Police said there is no foul play suspected in this case, but the death remains under investigation pending the final results of an autopsy.


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Ben Spicer is a digital journalist who works the early morning shift for KSAT.