Officials investigating sea turtle's death on South Padre Island

Sea turtle found dead on South Padre Island // Image via Andrew Sanchez

Officials are investigating the death of a sea turtle whose body was found on the northern shores of South Padre Island.

Visitors made the discovery just a couple miles north of Beach Access 6 mid-Friday afternoon.

It's not clear how the sea turtle died but officials were called to the scene to remove the body.

All sea turtles are considered endangered species.

Anyone who finds a sea turtle body on local beaches is asked to call Sea Turtle, Inc. on South Padre Island at (956) 761-4511.