Elderly man drowns after falling into Harlingen canal


POSTED: Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 4:22pm

UPDATED: Friday, March 14, 2014 - 9:13am

An elderly man is pronounced dead after he was found in a canal south of Harlingen on Thursday afternoon.

Harlingen firefighters were called to a canal just west of Rangerville Road near Rangerville Elementary around 12:30 p.m.

Firefighters were able to pull out Edelmiro Sosa, 75, of the canal and transported him to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead after attempts to resuscitate him.

Witnesses stated that Sosa had been fishing at the canal when he slipped and fell into the water.

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