Authorities release identity of South Padre Island drowning victim

Kean Kenneth Koite // Source: Facebook

Authorities have released the identity of a man who drowned in the Gulf of Mexico off of South Padre Island.

Cameron County Parks police said the man had been identified as 44-year-old Kean Kenneth Koite of Harlingen.

Parks police were called out to Beach Access 6 on Friday morning after Koite's body washed up on shore.

Investigators believe Koite drowned but a full autopsy has been ordered to learn more about his death.

Family members are planning the Harlingen man's funeral.