“Tragic Hunting Accident Claims Lives of Delvys Garcia, Denise Martinez, and Noel Vigil-Benitez”

By | August 10, 2023



Three individuals, along with a dog, tragically lost their lives after falling into a hole in a Texas cornfield. The incident occurred when one of the dogs fell into a cistern filled with hydrogen sulfide gas. In an attempt to rescue the dog, three members of the hunting party entered the cistern but were unable to reach the opening due to the low water level. The victims, identified as Delvys Garcia, Denise Martinez, and Noel Vigil-Benitez, were visiting from Florida. The bodies were recovered after clearing the water and fumes from the cistern. Investigations are ongoing to verify the hunting story. David Matthews, New York Daily News reported

An image of the Yahoo default logo is displayed at the beginning of the article. Three individuals tragically lost their lives on Wednesday when they accidentally fell into a hole located in a cornfield in Texas. The authorities at the Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office were alerted to the incident at approximately 1 a.m. that morning, where they were informed that a group of four people were engaged in hog hunting with dogs prior to the accident.

The unfortunate incident began when one of the dogs accidentally fell into a cistern which was designed to collect rainwater. Tragically, the cistern had also become filled with hydrogen sulfide gas. In an attempt to rescue the dog, one member of the hunting party found themselves in the cistern. Subsequently, two other members of the group entered the cistern, possibly in an effort to save the first individual. Meanwhile, the fourth member of the party returned to their truck to seek assistance and call emergency services.

Regrettably, the water level within the cistern was situated eight feet below the ground, making it impossible for any of the three individuals or the dog to reach the opening. Consequently, all three individuals and the dog were fatally poisoned by the extremely toxic gas.

The deceased victims have been identified as Delvys Garcia, aged 37, Denise Martinez, aged 26, and Noel Vigil-Benitez, aged 45. Each of them hailed from Florida and were visiting a friend in Red Rock, Texas.

Sheriff Maurice Cook of Bastrop County expressed his condolences during a press conference held on Thursday, describing the incident as a tragic hunting accident. He empathized with the families of the victims, remarking on the heart-wrenching nature of the situation. Cook pondered the devastating thought of loved ones who come to Texas for hunting, only to meet such a tragic end.

The bodies of the three victims, along with the deceased dog, were recovered later that evening at around 7:30 p.m. Once the cistern was cleared of water and fumes, a deputy wearing protective gear was able to descend into the hole to retrieve them.

Sheriff Cook emphasized that the investigation was still ongoing and that the details surrounding the hunting excursion needed further verification..