U.S Coast Guard searching for missing fisherman last seen off water in South Padre Island

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Saturday, July 16, 2022
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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (KTRK) -- The United States Coast Guard is searching for a missing fisherman last seen on South Padre Island early Saturday morning, officials said.

The video above is from a previous report.

Corpus Christi's Coast Guard Sector received a call at about 5 a.m. from the master of a 65 -foot commercial fishing boat stating that one of his fishermen was missing 35 miles offshore Land Cut.

The man is described as a 5'10 Latino that weighs 150 lbs and was last seen wearing a tank top and shorts. He was not wearing a life jacket at the time he went missing, officials said.

An urgent marine information broadcast was issued by watchstanders and lauched multiple agencies to look for the fisherman.

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An MH-65 Dolphin boat, an HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew, and a CG Station South Padre Island 33-foot Special Purpose Craft boat crew joined the search.

Anyone with information that can assist with search efforts can contact Sector Corpus Christi at 361-939-0450.