Tow truck driver finds body near Boca Chica Beach
A call for a routine vehicle tow near Boca Chica Beach turned into a death investigation after a tow truck driver found the body of a man while pulling a minivan out of the water.
Deputies with the Cameron County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene at around noon Tuesday. Early reports show that the unidentified Florida man may have drowned overnight, authorities said.
A 57 yo Florida man was found deceased inside a Sprinter Van by the jetties at Boca Chica Beach this morning. Sheriff's Investigators responded to process the scene. An autopsy was ordered by JP Sorola. Investigation is ongoing. pic.twitter.com/kHUYnK4enI— Sheriff Eric Garza (@SheriffGarza) April 28, 2021
Justice of the Peace Mary Esther Sorola said the man may have tried to call for help but couldn't get through because of his location.
An autopsy has been ordered to determine the cause of death.