Elderly man drowns after falling into Harlingen canal
POSTED: Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 3:22pm
UPDATED: Friday, March 14, 2014 - 8:13am
HARLINGEN, TX (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — 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.