Handicapped homeless man drowns while attempting to bathe in Brays Bayou, police say

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HOUSTON — A handicapped homeless man lost his life Saturday night while trying to bathe in Brays Bayou, according to the Houston Police Department.

HPD  responded to a call about a drowning near Wilcrest Drive and Bellaire Boulevard around 11:30 p.m. Investigators said the victim lost his footing, fell into about 8 feet of water and drowned. The victim's body was later recovered by the HPD dive team.

Witnesses reported to HPD the victim and several other homeless people lived under the bridge that crosses the bayou.

The identify of the victim, who is believed to be between 25 and 35 years old, is currently being confirmed by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

Police said it appears to be an accident and no foul play is involved.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.

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