Search teams find body of missing San Marcos man in river

SAN MARCOS, Texas -- On Sunday, divers recovered the body of a missing 20-year-old man, who officials believe drowned in the San Marcos River on Saturday evening.

Game wardens said witnesses told them alcohol played a part in the man's suspected drowning, but autopsy results are still pending.

Alcohol plays a big role in tubing, no matter the river.

"Float, shotgun beers," Isaac Florez described what he does at the river. "When you get to the end of it, you're just like, man, I didn't think I was gonna get that wasted."

Some nearby residents and business owners said they believe the culture of drinking surrounding the river has gotten out of control.

"Anything that happens on this river during those times, there's some alcohol involved," said San Marcos resident David Smith.

People who live in the area worry about this type of scenario every summer weekend.

"It's not just a couple of beers being drunk, a lot of times," Smith said.

It's not just the quantity -- many say some tubers are underage drinkers.

"[It would] be nice to see law enforcement giving citations for underage drinkers, anything that'll clean up our river," said Smith.

Texas Parks and Wildlife officials have not yet released the name of the man who died at the river.


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