An update of the recovery efforts of the body of Andres Frias, who disappeared from a canal in McAllen last week. Cynthia Cano tells us what authorities are now planning.
Andres Frias’ Family has new found hope of recovering his body from the canal where in went missing last week.
Authorities announced plans to fully drain the canal in South McAllen this Sunday morning to look for the body of Andres Frias. To aid this process engineers braved the heat today as they dumped dirt on the north and south sides of the canal to stop the flow of water. Once the canal has been fully drained rescuers will search the drainage pipes where Frias’ body is believed to be stuck.
McAllen Mayor Richard Cortez warns of the dangers of this new strategy because of the size of the pipe.
Frias’ Family who has camped out in the canal since he went missing were asked to leave today, so that workers could operate the heavy machinery they brought with them. The canal services five Hidalgo County cities with water. It’s draining is not supposed to affect the residents of these cities.
FOX 2 News will bring you the latest details in this ongoing search.