Corpus Christi Firefighters Recover Drowning Victim on Padre Island

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Late this afternoon, the Corpus Christi Fire Department recovered the body of a swimmer who they believe went missing Sunday on Padre Island.

Fire Chief Robert Rocha said a spectator spotted the male in the water, and firefighters recovered the body.

18-year-old Andrew Bass and his 16-year-old brother were swimming Sunday near Beach Marker 203 and Zahn Road when Andrew went missing.

The body has been turned over to the Nueces County Medical Examiner.