SAN ANTONIO – A man who was killed when he was swept away from a homeless encampment and carried down a drainage ditch has been identified.
The man was identified as 44-year-old Ramon De La Cerda.
Officers responded to a 911 call shortly after 11:30 p.m. Sunday and found out that De La Cerda had been carried off from his encampment under a bridge in the area near Highway 281 and Bitters Road.
They say heavy rain from a thunderstorm in the area swept him down into a ditch and the current took him.
With the help of their EAGLE helicopter, officers later found De La Cerda still in the ditch, but closer to Wurzbach Parkway.
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