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Apr 29 2011

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Tragedy on the Gulf:Coast Guard searches for 2, 1 dead

 By JOE R. BOWLING JR.

A 22-year-old has lost his life and two are missing as an all out search continues Thursday Morning from Boca Chica Beach north to Isla Blanca Park. Accord­ing to Constable Horacio Zamora his office received a call at 7:45 p.m. Wednes­day evening reporting that three swimmers were in distress. Deputy Santana Lucio arrived at the scene and met with the wife of one of the swimmers. Lu­cio was advised that the three swimmers were last seen just off of the Jedis near the park.

Additional reports indi­cate that the three swim­mers had entered the water and after a short time could not be found.

By the time that Lu­cio had arrived, Fire and Rescue had already got­ten to the 22-year-old, who’s name has not been released at this time, and were performing CPR. Later the victim was trans­ferred to Valley Baptist in Harlingen and was later pronounced dead. The search continued through­

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