A Coast Guard crew from Station Galveston found the boat shortly before 9:30am Wednesday, and authorities began searching for its owner after they found bait and a bamboo pole inside it.
The Coast Guard says the missing man has been described as of Asian descent, about 50 years old. They believe he may have gonna missing off Bolivar Peninsula.
The Coast Guard requests that if anyone has seen the missing man or knows who he is, they should contact the Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders at 713-671-5113.
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