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Port Isabel Oil Spill Gets Cleaned Up

PORT ISABEL (KFXV) — The efforts to clean up the Port Isabel channel continue, after an oil spill of several thousand gallons into the water. As of today, more than half of the diesel that spilled into the Port Isabel channel has been recovered. The 5-thousand gallons of diesel leaked Tuesday night. The U.S. Coast Guard along with local and state agencies have recovered most of diesel. The safety zone was lifted this afternoon. Officials with the coast guard say there have been no reports of wildlife impact as a result of this...

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Family Says Final Goodbyes to Teen Who Drowned on SPI

We have new information on the tragic death of the 17 year old who drowned on South Padre Island on Thursday. Family and friends gathered this morning to say their final goodbyes to Mario Alberto who was visiting the island with his loved ones. Authorities say he was taken by the current near Beach Access 5. A search ensued with coast guard and local police who found him Friday morning. The family tells us Alberto will be taken to Torreon, Coahuila tomorrow morning where he will be...

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Woman Found Dead in River Ruled Accident

Investigators reveal new details on the body of a woman found earlier this year near Port of Brownsville. Authorities confirm to Fox 2 News the woman identified as 24-year-old Patricia Guadalupe Cervantes Garcia was attempting to cross the Rio Grande River into the United States when she was hit by a coast guard boat. Garcia’s body was found back in...

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Woman Dies in Parasailing Accident on South Padre Island

In tonight’s top story, a woman is dead after a parasailing accident on South Padre Island. Officials say the 37-year-old San Antonio woman fell off her parachute seat near Laguna Madre Bay, around 6 pm Saturday. coast guard retrieved the woman’s body, and performed CPR before she was airlifted to hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. Further details have yet to be released as the case remains under...

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Environmental Scientists Monitoring South Padre Island for Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Environmental scientists in South Padre Island monitoring flesh-eating bacteria as cases erupt along the gulf coast. State officials say there is no indication the beach is contaminated. The bacterium named ‘vibrio vulnificus’ has been linked to fatalities in Florida and a staph infection in Galveston. “There are various security levels on the beach… Coast guard also monitors, as well as the city of South Padre Island as well as Cameron County, it’s a focused effort to make sure those swimmers and boaters and anybody participating in water activities are clear for the day.” Officials maintain there is no threat...

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