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.