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Worker drowns after scaffolding breaks

Posted at 1:52 PM, Jan 05, 2019

UPDATE: The Nueces County Medical Examiner has identified the man killed in Saturday’s accident as 61-year-old Raul Godoy.

One person is dead after falling from scaffolding around 10 a.m. today at Mc Bride Lane and Up River Road.

First responders say the scaffolding carrying three workers on it broke, causing one man who was attached to the scaffolding to be pulled under water.

Emergency crews said the worker, wearing a life jacket, fell into Tule Lake Channel still attached to the scaffolding and drowned.

The man’s body was later recovered by the Corpus Christi Dive Team.