By SEAN WARDWELL
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.Email | Print