UPDATE: CCSO deputies suspend search for vehicle that slid into water at Jaime J. Zapata Boat Ramp



The search effort of the vehicle that witnesses say slid into the water at Jaime J. Zapata Boat Ramp was suspended as of Thursday at 2:30 p.m.

“Our CCSO Dispatch has not received any calls regarding missing persons,” said Sheriff Eric Garza in a tweet.

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (KVEO) — On Wednesday afternoon Cameron County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Jaime J. Zapata Memorial Boat Ramp on Highway 48 after witnesses say a vehicle slid into the water.

CCSO Sheriff Eric Garza stated that the vehicle was seen driving north on Highway 48 when it hydroplane, or slid into the water at the Jaime Zapata Boat Ramp, also known as Puente Los Lobos.

PHOTO: KVEO Brice Helms

Sheriff Garza said that deputies do not know if the vehicle made it out, or how many people were in it.

Brownsville Fire Department and Department of Public Safety Marine Unit are on the scene with rescue boats.

At around 6 p.m. Texas Game Warden arrived to the scene to help with the search.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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