Seguin police officers gather near the shore of the Guadalupe River where a man's body was found floating in the water Tuesday morning.
(Seguin) -- The Seguin Police Department is working to identify a body found floating Tuesday morning in the Guadalupe River. Deputy Police Chief Bruce Ure says that it appears as if the man had been in the river for a number of days.
"Around 11:30 this (Tuesday) morning, we had two kayakers that were coming down the Guadalupe River, pretty close to where the dam is. They went down to the dam, and on their way back up, they saw what they believed was a body that was floating in the river over towards the side. They went over and did a quick look at it, and confirmed that it was a man deceased -- he'd been down (in the water) for several days, and they notified us," said Ure.
Given the fact that the man appeared to have been in the water for such a long period of time, Ure says they had to use extreme caution in removing him from the water.
"Right now our main challenge, because he's been in here for several days and bodies become fragile when they've been in the water like this, so we are devising a way to get him out of the water -- intact, so that we can get him to the autopsy," said Ure.
Details are limited in the case, but Ure says so far there ere is no indication of foul play. He says they'll know more once the autopsy is performed.
"There's no obvious signs of trauma at this point, but we can only see his back. It would appear to be a male. He's wearing some brown shorts. (He has) short brown or black hair, and like I said he's just face down right now," said Ure.
Ure says the police department is working to try to find out the identity of the man. He says they are reaching out to other agencies to see if there are any reports of a missing person that would possibly match his description.