Officials identify body recovered from canal

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Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with new details.

HARLINGEN, Texas (KVEO) — Officials have identified the body found at a canal Tuesday morning.

The body was identified as Jose Miguel Ibarra Montes, from Progreso, said officials.

According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife, Ibarra Montes was fishing on a canal in Relampago on Sunday afternoon before sunset when he fell into the water.

Officials looking for missing man on Monday

The Texas Parks and Wildlife, along with Mercedes Fire Department, the Mercedes Irrigation District, the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s office, and the Weslaco Fire Department were on scene looking for him.

Firefighters temporarily stopped their search Monday.

Officials looking for missing man on Monday

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