Tar Balls and Medical Equipment Found on SPI

Monday, August 30, 2010 - 9:31pm

Folks are soaking up the sun as summer is winding down and SPI is getting ready for a busy labor day weekend. These are some of the SYRINGES that the Cameron County parks says washed ashore at Isla Blanca park over the weekend.

Noemi Rodriguez from Edinburg is with her young niece. Rodriguez says they are careful when they are on the beach.
"Watch to see what's around us, that's about it see what's washing ashore."

Cameron County park director Javier Mendez says items like this floating ashore happens occasionally. He believes the SYRINGES are from Mexico. He says they have crews always monitoring the beach and keeping it safe.

"We package it and dispose of it, we take it to the county health department and they dispose of it."

There have also been reports of tar balls washing ashore on the island. The town of SPI says they are not dangerous.
Both the Town of South Padre Island and Cameron County parks says they will keep a close eye out for tar balls and debris that is washing ashore

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