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Search continues for missing man in San Antonio Bay

April 12, 2014 at 10:03 p.m.
Updated April 12, 2014 at 11:13 p.m.


The search for a 48-year-old man whose boat was found unattended near the Victoria Barge Canal continues.

The name of the man has not been revealed, but officials with the Corpus Christi Coast Guard say a passer-by came across the boat with its engine running Friday morning about 7:30 a.m.

As of 6 p.m. Saturday, the man had not been found, a U.S. Coast Guard official said.

Boat crews from stations in Port O'Connor and Port Aransas were launched immediately Friday morning along with a Dolphin Helicopter and Falcon Jet from an air station in Corpus Christi, according to a news release.

"The Coast Guard and our partner agencies are committed to the search effort, and we continue to saturate San Antonio Bay with a multitude of assets," said Lt. Cmdr. Kristi Bernstein, Corpus Christi search and rescue mission coordinator.

Coast Guards officials continued to search the air through the evening Friday and resumed Saturday morning.

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