A 19-year-old New Braunfels man died Saturday afternoon after authorities said he hit his head while performing backflips into the San Marcos River.
Witnesses told authorities that Michael Hughes was performing backflips and jumping into the water near the millrace dam at Stokes Park around 5 p.m. Saturday. They said Hughes hit his head after one of the flips, went under the water and did not resurface.
Park rangers were first on the scene, pulled Hughes from the water and began CPR. Hughes was transported to Central Texas Medical Center, where authorities said he passed away.
The exact cause of Hughes’ death is pending the autopsy report.