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Update: Search resumes for missing man in San Antonio Bay

By Victoria Advocate
Aug. 30, 2013 at 3:30 a.m.
Updated Aug. 31, 2013 at 3:31 a.m.


The Coast Guard resumed Saturday morning its search for a 62-year-old man who failed to return home from a fishing trip in San Antonio Bay near Seadrift.

The Coast Guard identified the missing man as Joe Ames, who fishes out of Seadrift and Bay City, said petty officer Ian Banks. Ames fishing the area regularly and is quite familiar with it, Banks said.

The search is being conducted by one Coast Guard boat and helicopter, game wardens in two Texas Parks and Wildlife boats, plus the boats of a couple of good Samaritans.

The man was last heard from Tuesday, but officials do not know when he went fishing, said Brad Terrell, operations specialist first class. The search started Friday, but only his boat was found, Terrell said.

If anyone sees the man, call the Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi at 361-939-6393.

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