Coast Guard searching Gulf for missing fisherman

June 24, 2010 3:51:41 PM PDT
The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a fisherman last seen 130 miles off the coast of Freeport, south of Houston. Crew from the 65-foot shrimp boat Maria Elena called the Houston-Galveston Coast Guard on Wednesday morning to report crew member Robert Hauring wasn't on board. He was last seen at 3:30 a.m.

The Coast Guard said it has sent a rescue helicopter, jet and boat to search for Hauring, and has scoured more than 1,200 nautical miles in the Gulf.

The Maria Elena and its three-man crew have been out to sea for 23 days.


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