Drowning victim found in canal

Local News

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas – Hidalgo County Sheriff Officials positively identified a body found in a canal as 43-year-old Mario Hernandez. This is a man they had been searching for in a canal in Donna.

His body was found in a canal west of FM 493 on Anderson.

Witnesses tell us Hernandez was allegedly intoxicated when he was last seen being helped out of a canal on the intersection of Dillon and Roosevelt road, adding he later jumped back in the water and never returned.

Sheriff’s investigators followed leads to locate the missing man, working with the Hidalgo County Irrigation District to search areas where items often get trapped.

Elsa fire officials retrieved Hernandez’s body.

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