On today’s date (08-19-23), at approximately 3:00pm, officers were called to the New Braunfels Tube Chute for a report of a missing person. River patrol officers were on scene immediately and began searching for the missing 16-year old male from New Braunfels, who had been swimming above the Tube Chute Dam with family.
At approximately 5:20pm, the male was discovered by other river-goers in the area just above the Tube Chute Dam. Those bystanders pulled the male from the water, called 911, and started CPR until paramedics with the New Braunfels Fire Department arrived on scene. The male was then transported to Christus New Braunfels Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Next of kin has been notified and, out of respect for the privacy of the family, his name is not being released at this time.
The preliminary investigation by the NBPD Criminal Investigation Division indicates no sign of foul play and that alcohol was not a factor. Detectives are investigating whether a pre-existing medical condition may have contributed to this incident.