Man dies in hospital days after being rescued from car in canal

Accident on FM 510 // File Photo

A San Benito man lost his battle for life days after authorities rescued him from a car that was found partially submerged inside a canal.

San Benito police were called out to the scene of an accident at a canal off FM 510 early Friday morning.

Rescuers pulled the man from a partially submerged car and rushed him to the Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen.

Investigators reported that the man's car guardrail breaking nine wooden poles before plunging into the canal.

San Benito police reported that the man lost his battle for life and was confirmed as brain dead on Sunday night.

Investigators told Action 4 News that doctors were harvesting the man's organs for donations.