TEAGUE, Texas (KWTX) – A body found on a beach in Corpus Christi has been identified as a Teague resident.
Jose Luis Garcia, 26, of Teague was found around 1:30 a.m. last Thursday, about 100 meters from where he appeared to have drowned outside Corpus Christ’s north walkway, Nueces County officials confirm.
According to officials from Nueces County Emergency Services District No. 2, a lifeguard reported three swimmers in distress in the waters of the Packery Channel at around 4:50 p.m. on June 10.
Two women were immediately rescued, but officials said a man they were with was not found.
Corpus Christi firefighters and police, beach rescue workers, and the US Coast Guard searched until about 9 p.m., and then the police and Coast Guard continued to search for Garcia’s body.
According to a Coast Guard press release, Garcia apparently got caught in a flood while the group was boogie boarding.
The women with Garcia were fine, officials said Monday.
Garcia’s funeral services were held at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague on Monday, followed by a funeral in Dew Cemetery.
Garcia grew up in Dew and attended Dew School before graduating from Teague High School in 2011.
He leaves behind a wife and two children.
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