Coast Guard, local agencies recover body of missing man off Port Aransas

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Thursday the Coast Guard and partner agencies located the man that fell off the Port Street fishing pier in Port Aransas.

The preliminary investigation is consistent with an accidental drowning, but the official cause and manner of death will be determined by the Nueces County Medical Examiner’s office.

Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi along with the Corpus Christi Police Department, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Port Aransas Emergency Medical Services and Port Aransas Police Department partnered together in the search for the man. The Corpus Christi Police Department’s dive team recovered the body at approximately 4:30 p.m., located in close proximity of the pier.

“Unfortunately, we are continuously reminded of the dangers of the water and how careful we must be when around piers, on boats or even at the beach,” said Cmdr. Daniel J. Deptula, a response officer at Sector Corpus Christi. “Be alert and stay safe. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.”

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