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Coast Guard rescues 1, continues search for another near Port O’Connor

Posted: 3:35 PM, Aug 17, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-17 16:35:50-04

CORPUS CHRISTI — The Coast Guard rescued one fisherman and continues the search for another near Port O’Connor, Friday morning.

Missing is a 22-year-old man, last seen wearing a red and yellow checkered plaid shirt with tan shorts and olive green waders, near Grass Island.

Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a call at approximately 7:18 a.m. from a good Samaritan who had spotted a man stranded on Grass Island.

The fisherman was rescued by a Station Port O’Connor boat crew and informed them that he and a friend became stranded after their boat drifted away. The fisherman last saw his friend attempting to swim out to retrieve their boat.

A Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft crew, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and a Station Port O’Connor boat crew were launched and are actively searching for the missing man along with Texas Parks and Wildlife boat crews.