Search and rescue mission underway for missing fisherman near Texas City Dike

Authorities with Texas City and the US Coast Guard are searching for a missing fisherman near the Texas City dike

May 30, 2013 2:59:54 PM PDT
A search and rescue operation is underway near the Texas City Dike for a missing fisherman.

At about 10am Thursday, a call came in to Texas City Police about four wade fishermen in distress. Texas City Fire and Rescue dispatched personnel to the area, along with police officers.

By the time they arrived, three of the four fishermen had made it to safety, with one still missing in the water. The missing man has been identified as Julio Issac Torres, 35.

A search and rescue mission was begun, with the aid of the US Coast Guard. A Coast Guard helicopter was deployed as well as rescue boats.

As of 4:30pm, authorities report the search is ongoing. They plan to continue the search until dark, or until Torres is found.

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