Austin woman nearly drowns in Comal River

The Comal River (KXAN)
The Comal River (KXAN)

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (KXAN) — Police say an Austin woman nearly drowned in the Comal River Saturday evening.

At about 7:45 p.m., officers responded to reports of a possible drowning at the last tubers exit near the intersection of East Lincoln Street and South Union Avenue.

When officers arrived, they found a 26-year-old woman who had been pulled from the water and was not breathing. Witnesses performed CPR until medics arrived.

The woman regained vital signs and was taken by helicopter to University Hospital in San Antonio. She was listed in critical condition Sunday.

Police are investigating the incident. They do not suspect foul play. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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