For the second time in 8 days, a large tree limb has fallen in an area adjacent to the banks of the Comal River in New Braunfels. Hinman Island fell victim of the area affected on Saturday evening, and no portion of the river was closed. Eight people were reported injured, and four were transported via ground EMS to local hospitals as a precautionary measure.
Large Tree Branch Falls at Hinman
On August 15, 2015, at approximately 7:20pm, New Braunfels Police and EMS were dispatched to the area of Hinman Island for reports of a large tree branch that had snapped and fallen on a group of picnickers underneath.
Emergency crews arrived and found a total of 8 people suffering from non-life threatening injuries. Of those injured, four were taken by ground EMS to local hospitals as a precautionary measure.
The large tree limb, which was hanging approximately 20 feet above the ground, apparently snapped with no warning and was not caused by anyone climbing or swinging from the branch. City crews immediately went to work on the removal of that large limb, and a small section of Hinman Island has been cordoned off for that process. No portion of the Comal River was affected by this incident.
Read the story of another tree limb that fell and closed a portion of the Comal River on Friday, August 7th, here.