Baytown man drowned in Comal River, police say

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – Authorities have identified the man who drowned in the Comal River on Tuesday as Jorge Chapa Gonzalez, 29, of Baytown.

New Braunfels police said they and NBFD were called an area of the Comal River just downstream from the San Antonio Street Bridge around 11:10 a.m. July 4. First responders found a group of people on the river had located a man in the water who was not conscious or breathing.

Police said Gonzalez died at the scene, and “although no foul play is suspected, the man’s death remains under investigation pending final results of an autopsy.”

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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