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Coast Guard searching for missing fisherman

Posted: 11:01 AM, Jun 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-18 12:01:54-04

The Coast Guard is searching for a 55 year-old man who reportedly fell overboard approximately 100 miles south of Cameron Monday morning. 

The Coast Guard in Houston-Galveston received a communication relay from the captain of a fishing vessel, Captain Edwin, at about 3 a.m., a spokesman said. The captain reported that a crew member fell off a nearby fishing vessel, Captain Kent, while the boat was anchored, the spokesman said.

The crewman who fell overboard apparently was not wearing a life jacket, the spokesman said. 

A helicopter out of Houston, an aircrew out of Corpus Christi and a cutter out of Pascagoula are all searching for the missing crewman, the spokesman said.