Texas man drowns in Guadalupe River on the Fourth of July – mySA

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New Braunfels Police said an Austin man is dead after he drowned in the Guadalupe River Monday afternoon.
An Austin man is dead after he drowned in the Guadalupe River on the Fourth of July, according to the New Braunfels Police Department. The man was identified as Pablo Daniel Calzada Rodriguez. He was 27.
New Braunfels police pulled Rodriguez from the water off the 1400 block of Gruene Road after going under for an unknown amount of time around 5:30 p.m., according to a Monday, July 4 news release from the department. First responders applied “life saving measures” before taking Rodriguez to Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in New Braunfels where he later died.
Comal County Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace Jennifer Saunders ordered an autopsy on Rodriguez’s body. Police said the preliminary investigation shows the drowning was an accident.
New Braunfels Communications Manager David Ferguson said to MySA that the investigation is ongoing and no new details were available this morning.
In May, a 28-year-old man also drowned in the Guadalupe River. First responders arrived to find the man who had been swimming in the river in the area of Gruene River Bridge. Police said he went under the water and did not initially resurface.
Texas Game Wardens have urged the public to stay safe and vigilant when on the water. Officials are asking others to wear a life jacket while out on the water.
Throughout the Fourth of July weekend, the Texas Game Wardens have shared their message of engaging in Operation Dry Water. Operation Dry Water is a national awareness and enforcement campaign focused on reducing the number of alcohol and drug-related incidents and fatalities and fostering a stronger, more viable deterrent to alcohol and drug use on the water. 
Priscilla Aguirre is a general assignment reporter for MySA.com | priscilla.aguirre@express-news.net | @CillaAguirre.
Gabriel Romero is the Hill Country reporter for MySA.com. He is a California transplant with a healthy curiosity of the Lone Star State.


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