Body of 50-year-old man recovered from Gayman Bridge near Port Isabel

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Vehicle falls in water at Gayman’s Bridge near Port Isabel (source: Cameron County Sheriff Eric Garza)

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.

According to officials, the vehicle drove into the water.

Officials on the scene of a rescue effort at Gayman’s Bridge
(source: Cameron County Sheriff’s Office)

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.

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