Colorado Man Drowns Near Canyon Lake Boat Ramp No. 11

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Canyon Lake Boat Ramp No. 11. File/YouTube image.

A 33-year-old Colorado man who was visiting his girlfriend drowned in the Guadalupe River in the Rebecca Creek area near Boat Ramp 11 around 7 p.m. Sunday.

A New Braunfels woman said her two young children were swimming with Brian Stein when the five-year-old asked where he was.

Canyon Lake native Katelyn Moore said around 12 adults immediately started searching for Stein, her best friend’s boyfriend, before calling 9-1-1 at 7:08 p.m.

“It’s very surreal, he didn’t even want to be in Texas,” she said. It took her friend two years to convince him to visit — “and this happened.”

Moore said first responders included South Hays Fire Department, Canyon Lake Fire/EMS and area law enforcement.

Divers found Stein approximately 20 minutes after they arrived.

“He was a very, very good guy,” Moore said.

Next of kin has been notified. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is investigating.

Boat Ramp No. 11 sits on the Guadalupe River on the northside of Canyon Lake in what’s called both Rebecca Creek and Cypress Cove. To see a YouTube video of the area, click here. The ramp is operated by the Water Oriented District of Comal County.

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ALISON W CAMPOS April 27, 2021 - 1:44 pm

So sorry for this loss of life. Prayers for his friends and family.

Pam S April 27, 2021 - 10:55 am

So sorry that a happy gathering of family and friends turned into a tragic loss. Prayers are with all.

Mary R April 26, 2021 - 10:58 am

The spelling is correct. Brian is my brother, my best friend. I love him so much. Please pray for our family.

Stacey Conklin April 26, 2021 - 8:18 am

Prayers for this young mans family and friends! I heard the sirens and commotion and I’m so sorry to hear this news!

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