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A little better coverage of showers can be expected Wednesday as deeper moisture should move northward off the Gulf. The next cold front will be in our area Friday morning with scattered showers and thunderstorms rather likely Thursday evening into Friday. Cooler and drier air will take over this weekend.
PAPD investigating possible drowning
UPDATE: A Pleasure Island resident heard and saw a person fall from the City of Port Arthur dock, directly behind city hall in the 400 block of 4th Street, at almost 2 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Port Arthur Police Department.
The person drowned after falling into the water.
The witness flagged down a nearby U.S. Coast Guard vessel and they immediately began a search, according to the Port Arthur Police Department.
The Coast Guard was joined by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department Marine Unit and Port Arthur Fire and Rescue and a short time later an unidentified person, described as a black middle aged man, was pulled from the Sabine-Neches Ship Channel.
JP Gillam was called to the scene and as of 2 p.m. the victim had not been identified.
PORT ARTHUR - Port Arthur Police and Fire are investigating a possible drowning in the Sabine-Neches Waterway behind Port Arthur City Hall, according to information provided to KFDM News.
Stay with KFDM and kfdm.com for updates.
First Responders say they found a bicycle near the waterway and a hat in the water but no sign of a person.
They're trying to determine of someone is in the water. The Coast Guard is assisting.