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HSI releases new information on Port Mansfield boating incident

9 months 1 week 2 days ago Friday, February 25 2022 Feb 25, 2022 February 25, 2022 7:34 PM February 25, 2022 in News - Local

The Homeland Security Investigations released new information on a deadly boat accident off the coast of Port Mansfield that occurred last week.

The suspected human smuggling incident left three people dead after a boat they were on capsized.

RELATED: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Texas Rangers leading investigation into capsized boat in Port Mansfield

HSI officials confirmed nine “non-citizens” from Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico were on the boat. 

Of those onboard, three people were found dead, three others were found alive, and the search to find the remaining three was called off on Saturday. 

The search covered 234 square miles.

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