Colombian man drowns in New Braunfels after suffering cramp

The Guadalupe River is calm on a weekday before peak floating season in the New Braunfels area.
The Guadalupe River is calm on a weekday before peak floating season in the New Braunfels area.

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (KXAN) — A dive team at the Guadalupe River recovered the body of a man who went under and did not resurface Sunday evening.

Authorities said the man was first reported missing around 4:45 p.m. along the riverbank near the 700 block of Interstate 35.

Witnesses told first responders the man successfully swam across the river but apparently suffered a cramp while attempting to swim to the other side. His body was found around 6:30 p.m.

Authorities identified him as 27 year old Maikol Castiblanco-Espinosa from Colombia. His death has been ruled accidental.

 

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