Man who drowned in Comal River was from Baytown

The stretch of the Comal River in New Braunfels where police say a body was found on July 4, 2017. (KXAN Photo/ Alyssa Goard.
The stretch of the Comal River in New Braunfels where police say a body was found on July 4, 2017. (KXAN Photo/ Alyssa Goard.

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (KXAN) — The man who drowned in the Comal River on Fourth of July has been identified as 29-year-old Jorge Chapa Gonzalez of Baytown.

Gonzalez’ body was found just after 11 a.m. Tuesday by a group of tubers just downstream from the San Antonio Street bridge. When they found him, he wasn’t conscious or breathing.

Although no foul play is suspected, Gonzalez’ death remains under investigation pending final results of an autopsy.

The New Braunfels Police Department says the Fourth of July is their busiest day of the year. All of department’s officers are working, with many of them are stationed along the river.

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