Coast Guard suspends search for person in water

Posted at 1:15 PM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 14:15:57-04

PORT ARANSAS, TEXAS — The Coast Guard suspended the search Tuesday evening for a person in the water near Port Aransas, Texas.

The search began Sunday morning when Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report of a missing fisherman who was last seen aboard his fishing vessel at 4 a.m.

Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and diverted a Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144 Ocean Sentry air crew, a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew and a Station Port Aransas 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew to search for the missing fisherman.

Coast Guard crews searched 3,509 square-nautical miles over the span of approximately 64 hours.

Involved in the search were:

An HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft crew from Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi

Several MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Port Aransas

The Coast Guard Cutter Alligator

The Coast Guard Cutter Tiger Shark

The Coast Guard's search will remain suspended pending the development of new information.