A 21-year-old South Texas woman celebrating Spring Break at a South Padre Island hotel has died in a fall from a seventh-floor hotel balcony.
Nereida Cruz of Los Fresnos died in the fall at the Padre South Hotel about 8 a.m. Wednesday.
Justice of the Peace Bennie Ochoa of Cameron County Precinct 1 says the death appeared to be accidental.
Cruz and five friends were staying at the hotel when Cruz apparently slipped and fell from the balcony.
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Ochoa says alcohol is not suspected as a factor in the death.