Drowning, auto-ped accident leave two dead on Island

The 4th of July ended with two tragedies on South Padre Island.

City officials say 47-year-old Arlo Guess, of Pearland, Texas, drowned Monday evening near the Saida Towers.

His body was pulled from the water by the South Padre Island Fire Department beach patrol. An autopsy has been ordered.


A 41-year-old Port Isabel resident died when she was struck by a vehicle.

Officials say Danae Gomez Medina was walking on the 700 block of Padre Boulevard around 7:10 Monday night when she was allegedly hit by James Edward Hull of Port Isabel.

Medina was airlifted to an area hospital but later died.

Hull was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter.

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