Middle schooler killed in jet ski accident laid to rest

A Brownsville Middle School student has been laid to rest following a tragic jet ski accident in the Laguna Madre.

Stell Middle School football player Joshua Alvarez lost his life in the accident over the weekend.

Family and friends are still in shock over his death as they gathered at the Guerra Funeral Home in Brownsville on Wednesday.

Classmates told Action 4 News that was not only an excellent football player in the field, he was also a great friend.

Alvarez TMs 17-year-old brother was driving the jet ski and injured in the accident but still too distraught to speak on camera.

The Alvarez family told Action 4 News that they are thanking the community for all of their support.

Burial immediately followed the service at the funeral home.

Brownsville ISD officials said counselors are still at hand at Stell Middle School to talk to students and staff about the tragedy.