Man identified, investigation continues in Labonte Park drowning death

Posted at 10:12 AM, Jun 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-05 11:12:14-04

The body that was pulled from the Nueces River on Monday has been identified as 40-year-old Arturo Torres Jr. by the Nueces County Medical Examiner.

Rescue crews responded to a report of a man that was missing after slipping and falling off of a train trestle while drinking with a group of friends, according to investigators. Authorities say the man slipped while trying to climb to a lower level of the trestle. Witnesses say Torres may have hit his head on the way down. 

Rescue crews found his body in the river a few hours later. 

An official cause of death has not been released. The investigation is ongoing.