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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.

Topics: Palmview, penitas, jose manuel aldana Fernandez, irrigation canal, illegal immigrants

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