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      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.

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