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Officials Urge Beachgoers to Use Life Jackets When Engaging in Water Sports

2 years 1 month 1 week ago Thursday, September 20 2018 Sep 20, 2018 September 20, 2018 5:13 PM September 20, 2018 in News

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND – Authorities are stressing the importance of using a life vest while on a kayak following the discovery of a body at a Cameron County beach.

Investigators are trying to determine the identity of a woman who they believe drowned before her body washed ashore north of Beach Access 6.

Miguel Cruz, an avid kayaker, says despite his experience he always wears a vest and carries a whistle and a radio in case of emergencies.

KRGV’s Daisy Martinez reached out to a Texas Parks and Wildlife warden for tips on how to better prepare before heading out on the water.

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