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Man found dead on ship in Port Arthur
PORT ARTHUR - Port Arthur Police are investigating the death of a man they believe may have suffocated in a tank filled with nitrogen on a barge.
Someone called emergency operators at about 5:15 p.m. Sunday to report a man down inside a barge near the Procter Street Extension.
The man was in a compartment filled with nitrogen.
The man was dead by the time first responders arrived.
Police say the victim is a 60-year-old man from Orange. They aren't releasing his name.
A justice of the peace has ordered an autopsy.