Homeless man dies in dunes, leaves behind campsite

first_img RelatedFourth death on IslandBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] A fourth body was found on South Padre Island in a week. At about 5:23 p.m., a 74-year-old man was found unresponsive in the dunes approximately one mile north of Beach Access 5, according to a statement released by the Cameron County Park…March 21, 2015In “News”Coastal Erosion Response Plan in the worksBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] Input from the public is being sought as Cameron County prepares to create an erosion response plan (ERP) in accordance with a mandate from the Texas General Land Office (GLO), said County Parks Director Joe E. Vega Wednesday. The GLO is requiring all…October 16, 2015In “News”UPDATE: Officials release Jordan Britten autopsy reportBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] Officials have released the autopsy report of Jordan Britten, who was found dead on South Padre Island during Spring Break. His death was ruled accidental, according to the report. The cause of death was listed as “immersion hypothermia and drowning.” The report also…May 19, 2015In “News” Share By DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre [email protected] body of a 74-year-old homeless man was discovered Friday at approximately 5:23 p.m. according to a statement released by the Cameron County Park Rangers.The man, whose name is not being released pending notification of next of kin, was living in an elaborate campsite hidden in the dunes between Beach Accesses 4 and 5. “It’s just right next to The Shores. … It’s right across the street from the old horse stables. It’s about … a quarter mile south of Beach Access No. 4,” said Cameron County Parks Director Joe E. Vega Wednesday. According to Vega, evidence suggests the man had been camping in that location for over a year.“He had been living there for quite some time. He was living right behind the dunes. That’s where he had his camp set,” Vega said, adding that the site isn’t visible from the road or the beach. The body was discovered after another person — who knew the deceased — noticed his absence and went looking for him, Vega said.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking herelast_img

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