It was a little over two weeks ago when a human smuggling group took a gamble in the Cameron County waters and lost. Authorities have announced another death in this recovery effort.
The sheriff’s department said the body of an undocumented immigrant found Christmas Eve in the Brownsville Ship Channel is one of the individuals who went missing while trying to swim across earlier this month. Now is the task of trying to identify the man, who is around 22 years old.
On Dec. 10 a group of five immigrants swam across the channel. Two people died, and a third was rescued and treated for hypothermia. Authorities continue the search for the last individual.