Police release name of man found in jetties

RAYMONDVILLE — Authorities have identified the body of a Georgetown man found in the beach’s surf about 12 miles south of Port Mansfield’s jetties.

Gregory Lowe, 58, had been reported missing before his body was recovered Wednesday on South Padre Island after a two-day search, Willacy County Sheriff Larry Spence said yesterday.

Spence said the man’s body was found in beach surf near the 20-mile marker near Access No. 6.

Cameron County Sheriff’s Office alerted authorities at about 2 p.m. Tuesday after residents believed they spotted the body, Spence said.

But Spence said a high tide, choppy waters and high winds stopped Willacy County deputies from continuing the search late Tuesday.