Man’s body found next to river

ALAMOSA — The Alamosa County Sheriff’s Office reported finding the body of a deceased man in an area alongside the river south of Husmann Plumbing in Alamosa on Thursday evening. The individual was known to sheriff’s office deputies, but no official statement of his identity has been made pending notification of the next of kin.

According to ACSO Undersheriff Shawn Woods, dispatch received a call shortly after 8:30 p.m. by a third party who discovered the man’s body inside a tent in a swampy area by the river. Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the scene along with members of the Alamosa Fire Department and officers with the Alamosa Police Department.

First responders assisted with removing the man’s body from the area, after which he was transported to the Alamosa County Coroner’s office where a cause of death will be determined.

The incident is currently under investigation and more details will be released as they become available. The Alamosa County Sheriff’s Office wants to assure the public that this incident posed no danger to the community.