Man who drowned in San Marcos River identified

Authorities have identified the man who drowned in the San Marcos River on July 22 as 80-year-old Daniel Hannon.

Officials say Hannon was tubing near Children's Park with his sister-in-law when she began having trouble and fell out of her tube. Officials say Hannon left his tube to assist his sister-in-law. They say Hannon told his sister-in-law that he was already tired and then he attempted to swim back to his own tube which had floated to the opposite side of the river.

The two were separated by a strong current and lost sight of each other. Hannon's sister-in-law and nephew waited downstream on the bridge to the island at Rio Vista Park for about 10 or 15 minutes before calling police at a little after 11 a.m. to report Hannon missing.

A search was conducted for Hannon and Hannon was found underwater, caught in debris between the bank and a pylon of the railroad trestle crossing the San Marcos River just before 1 p.m.

An autopsy has been ordered to determine Hannon's exact cause of death.

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