Police identify 71-year-old man found along shore of South Padre Island

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Update:

On Thursday afternoon, the man was identified as 71-year-old Justin R. Curren of Waterwood, Texas, according to a news release from the city of South Padre Island. 

The cause of death is still under investigation, according to Lt. Claudine O’Carroll. 

Original story:

Police said an elderly man’s body was found along the beach on South Padre Island Wednesday afternoon.  

The elderly man’s body was found floating in the water near the 2000 block of Gulf Boulevard around 3 p.m., according to a news release from the city of South Padre Island. 

Witnesses had pulled the body from the water and onto the beach by the time authorities arrived, according to the news release.  

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say foul play is not suspected, but the cause of death is still under investigation. 

The man’s identity has not been released. 

Check back for updates. 

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