Fisherman, 62, missing in San Antonio Bay, Port O'Connor area

August 31, 2013 8:28:46 PM PDT
Coast Guard and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department crews were searching Saturday for a man overdue from a fishing trip in San Antonio Bay.

Joseph Ames, 62, is 5 feet 7 inches tall, about 175 pounds, has gray hair and was wearing fishing attire.

Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report just after 3:15pm Friday, reporting the overdue man in the Port O'Connor area. TPWD crews found his boat in San Antonio Bay a couple of hours later, with no sign of Ames aboard.

Ames' boat was anchored and a mobile phone was found without power.

Crews are using boats and helicopters to scour the area for signs of the man.

"We are saturating the search area along the San Antonio Bay with assets both on the surface and in the air," said Lt. Tyrone Conner, the sector public affairs officer. "Mr. Joseph Ames and his family are in our thoughts as we take great care in conducting the search."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sector Corpus Christi Command Center at 231-939-6393 or your local police.

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