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

9 months 1 week 3 days ago Tuesday, February 22 2022 Feb 22, 2022 February 22, 2022 6:15 PM February 22, 2022 in News - Local

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Texas Rangers are taking the lead in the investigation into what officials are calling a suspected human smuggling incident that left three people dead after a boat capsized in Port Mansfield last week.

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The search began early Friday morning when police recovered the body of a 29-year-old Honduran woman. Preliminary investigation indicated that she and seven other people were on a boat that departed on Wednesday, Feb. 16, and overturned the following day.

Three people were found alive on Saturday. The bodies of an unidentified man and a female from Mexico were also discovered that day.

Two people remain unaccounted for.

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