Editor’s Note: This story has been updated.
PORT ISABEL, Texas (KVEO) — Cameron County authorities recovered the body of a 50-year-old man after a car fell in the water at the Gayman Bridge near Port Isabel Wednesday night.
According to Cameron County Sheriff Eric Garza, the man was from Brownsville.
The body of a 50 year old man from Brownsville was recovered last night from the Gayman Bridge Waterway. Justice of the Peace Bennie Ochoa IV has ordered an autopsy. Investigation is ongoing. pic.twitter.com/6NgZXQCkE0— Sheriff Eric Garza (@SheriffGarza) March 25, 2021
According to officials, the vehicle drove into the water.
It’s unspecified how many occupants were in the vehicle, however, officials stated the “Driver was able to get out.”
The Cameron County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Coast Guard, and Brownsville Police Department were on the scene.
The Gayman Bridge is a brief portion of Highway 48 in Cameron County near Port Isabel. The bridge is surrounded by Bahía Grande and the Brownsville Ship Channel.
More information will be provided when it is available. Officials said the investigation is ongoing.