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A weak cold front will move through our area tonight with temperatures a little cooler for Thanksgiving.  A warming trend will begin this weekend with a slight chance of light showers Sunday.



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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 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.


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