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March 20th, 2009
Apparent drowning at Sewell Park

By SEAN WARDWELL
Managing Editor

Texas State officials are confirming that an apparent drowning took place at Sewell Park today at 2:30 p.m.

An unidentified male, approximately 20 years old, was seen swimming in the San Marcos River between two pedestrian bridges in Sewell Park. An onlooker saw the individual swimming, turned away for a moment, and when he looked for the swimmer again, the swimmer could not be found.

The onlooker then proceeded to the river’s edge and saw the swimmer lying motionless at the bottom of the river. The onlooker then dived in and dragged the man out of the water and started resuscitation, while other onlookers called 911.

EMS arrived on the scene at 2:33 p.m. and transported the individual to Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC), where he was pronounced dead around 4 p.m.

At this time, the identity of the deceased is unknown. University Police Department (UPD) officers are working to establish his identity and notify next of kin.

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0 thoughts on “Apparent drowning at Sewell Park

  1. I was there in the river when that man was getting cpr from the on looker, i kept praying that he’d make it. I’m sorry that i happened, but I’ll keep praying and send out my prayers to his family and friends. I wish i can do something to help. It’s such a tragic thing, if anyone knows who he is, please help out his family by identifying him, he deserves a proper burial and support for his family.

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