Man, grandson die in South Texas fishing trip accident

DALLAS (AP) - A 4-year-old boy and his grandfather drowned
during a South Texas fishing trip when the child fell into the
water and the man jumped in to try to save him.

Both victims were related to state Rep. Roberto Alonzo of
Dallas, who announced the deaths and released the names of the
pair.

Funeral arrangements are pending for 58-year-old Ramon Alonzo
and his grandson, Elisha T. Alonzo, both from Crystal City. Ramon
Alonzo was the lawmaker's older brother.

Rep. Alonzo said the accident happened Saturday afternoon during
a fishing trip to the Crystal City area.

Police today referred inquiries to the Dimmit County sheriff's
department, which did not immediately return a call to The
Associated Press.

Autopsies have been ordered.

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