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May 03 2011

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Boy’s body recovered from water

 By JOE R. BOWLING JR.

Sunday morning brought an end to a search that lasted over four days after three swimmers came up missing near Isla Blanca Park on South Padre Is­land. According to Cam­eron County Constable Department Pct. 1 Sgt. Richard Hernandez, the final victim was recovered about a mile and half north of the #5 Access on South Padre.

“A concerned citizen called it in,” said Hernan­dez, “about 8 a.m. and this was identified by family members as the 12-year-old.”

The three swimmers had been in the water for a short period of time when they disappeared Wednes­day. Later that night the first victim was recov­ered when 22-year-old Jose Roberto Bolado of Brownsville was brought in. Bolado was airlifted from the scene and later pronounced dead. Immedi­ately an all-out search was conducted for the remain­ing two swimmers, identi­fied as brothers being 12 and 18 years of age. The Coast Guard employed aircraft and an array of boats in hopes of rescue. By Thursday morning a body was spotted, by air, along Boca Chica Beach approximately one and a half miles south of Hwy. 4. Cameron County Con­stables arrived and found this to be 18-year-old Jose Roberto Bolado.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of the May 2 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here.

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