Body found near where shrimper went missing

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Ba Van Nguyen went missing last Friday while on his shrimp boat

Texas Equusearch found a body near where a shrimper went missing last week.

Investigators couldn't confirm whether the victim is 49-year-old Ba Van Nguyen.

Original report: Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman in San Leon
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Marla Carter has the latest developments from Galveston County.

The U.S. Coast Guard ended its search for Nguyen on Saturday, saying his survival was unlikely based on the water conditions.

Six teams searched 272 square miles for Nguyen.

Nguyen's shrimp boat, Regina Pacis, was found on Friday with its gear set in the Ship Channel, but the boat's owner where nowhere to be found.

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