Beaumont drowning victim identified

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Tuesday released the name of the man who drowned in the Neches River Sunday.

Rescue divers with the Beaumont Fire Department Monday recovered the body of 36-year-old Edras Auillo Rios near Colliers Ferry Park. The man was swimming with friends in the river near the end of Pine Street in Beaumont.

Rios is a Guatamalan national with resided in Beaumont.

Divers worked until 9:30 p.m. Sunday before suspending the search. They returned this morning to continue and made the recovery.


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