Playa Bagdad fishermen remain missing weeks after accidents
Fri, 07 Jan 2011 22:15:53 GMT —
The third body in a week's time washed up on the shore of South Padre Island on Friday morning but authorities said it may not be the last.
Cameron County Precinct 1 Precinct 1 Constable Horacio Zamora said another body washed up to shore around 7:45 a.m. Friday.
It all happened about seven and a half miles north of South Padre Island's Beach Access 6.
Constable Zamora said the body was heavily eaten but was likely that of a Hispanic man.
Deputy constables reported that the body a gray-black tee shirt.
Constable Zamora told Action 4 News that three bodies have washed up to shore on South Padre Island in the past week.
He said authorities believe are related to three weather-related fishing accidents in the Gulf of Mexico.
Zamora said there were three wreckages on the Mexican side near Playa Bagdad on December 17, 27 and 28 in which more victims are still missing.
Playa Bagdad is located about 20 miles of Matamoros.
The constable TMs office is working with the Mexican Consulate to try to identify the bodies to see if they are in fact linked to these accidents.