Coast Guard searching for missing fisherman

January 19, 2011 1:47:53 PM PST
The Coast Guard is searching for an Anahuac man who is believed to have gone missing while fishing offshore near Smith Point on Tuesday.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston received a call from a good Samaritan at approximately 6pm, reporting that Thein Nguyen, 42, did not return from a fishing trip.

Nguyen was reported to be aboard a 21-foot White Osprey sport fisher, which left from Chambers County.

Two MH-65C Dolphin helicopters and crews from Coast Guard Air Station Houston, one 25-foot Response Boat and crew from Station Houston and one from Station Galveston are being used in the search. An Urgent Marine Information Broadcast was also issued to mariners as a caution in the area.

Anyone with information about the missing person should call the Coast Guard command center at 713-678-9057.