Posted: Mar 25, 2014 11:17 AM
Updated: Mar 25, 2014 12:32 PM
PALMVIEW - Police released the name of the man found dead in an irrigation canal. The victim, 28-year-old Jose Manuel Aldana Fernandez, jumped into an irrigation ditch in Penitas yesterday.
Authorities said he was sucked into a tunnel underneath Highway 83. His body was finally spotted in Palmview at a canal off Western Road.
Fernandez was traveling with five other illegal immigrants. They're now in Border Patrol custody.