If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, don’t miss the New Braunfels tube chute, located on the Comal River. The tube chute is an adventure that shoots you out into white-water. It uses tubes and life jackets for your safety, and the trip is fun and packed with adrenaline.
Earlier this month, a 62-year-old man drowned near the tube chute in New Braunfels, Texas. The man, named Albert L. Aranda, was 62 years old and from Farmington, New Mexico. Police and fire officials responded to the scene near the tube chute and performed CPR on him until paramedics arrived. The man was taken to Christus Santa Rosa Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Before you head down the tube chute, wear sunscreen and bring a hat to protect your skin from the sun. You’ll also want to drink lots of water. Beer or soft drinks are refreshing in the Texas heat, but make sure you bring plenty of water. Also, make sure to bring your phone or a dry sack to keep your belongings dry.
Police said the man’s death was an accident, and the cause is under investigation. A forensic autopsy has yet to be conducted. It’s important to note that the river is a strong current and that people with weak swimming abilities should wear lifejackets. It’s also important to wear shoes because broken glass and rocks can cut your feet.