Press Release #082915(10)-San Angelo Police Investigate Death at North Concho River
The San Angelo Police Department is investigating the death of a 52-year-old San Angelo Man who fell into the North Concho River near Celebration Bridge this morning.
Police were called around 2:30 a.m. to the 300 block of S. Oakes Street to assist the Fire Department with a possible drowning victim. Upon arrival, Officers and Fire Department Personnel were directed to a location in the water where witnesses said the victim was last seen.
Several first responders entered and searched the water for approximately 15 minutes before locating the victim at the bottom of the riverbed. He was identified as Barney Eugene Keele (DOB 03-28-63).
Paramedics administered CPR during his transport to Shannon Medical Center where an attending Physician later pronounced Keele dead. Medical personnel advised police Keele may have suffered a medical complication prior to falling into the water but the official cause of death has not been determined.
Witnesses at the scene told investigators Keele was having difficulty walking and keeping his balance prior to falling into the water.
This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time.