Man Dies After Brutal Beating in Mexico

Patrick Warga died in a San Diego hospital

Thursday, Dec 29, 2011  |  Updated 7:44 AM PDT
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Man Dies After Brutal Beating in Mexico

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A tugboat captain from Washington state has died in a San Diego hospital from injuries he suffered during a beating in Mexico on Christmas day, according to a published report.

Patrick Warga, 46, died Tuesday in a San Diego hospital, according to the Kitsap Sun. 

Warga was in Tampico, Mexico, for his job with Foss Maritime. He and a shipmate attended a Christmas Eve service at a church in town and then opted to spend the night at a hotel because it was unsafe for them to return to the shipyard after dark.

On Christmas morning, before returning to the ship, Warga went out for a cup of tea. That's when he was robbed and attacked.

Warga is survived by his wife and their three children.

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