PADET Houston Public Affairs
September 01, 2012
Public Affairs Detachment Texas
Contact: Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick
Office: (281) 464-4810
Mobile: (724) 726-1790
Coast Guard locates wade fisherman off Texas City Dike
HOUSTON — A wade fisherman's body was located by Coast Guard crews about 100 feet off the Texas City Dike, Saturday night.
The helicopter crew vectored in a Texas City Fire Department boat crew to recover the man.
The Coast Guard helicopter had been launched after a Texas City Police Department dispatcher contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders at 9:06 p.m. and requested help finding the missing man.
"I feel for the family," said Zach Edwards, a search and rescue coordinator at Sector Houston-Galveston. "This guy has obviously been doing this for a while and we launched as soon as we got notified. Unfortunately he was deceased when we found him."
Texas City Police and Fire Department officials will conduct next-of-kin notifications.
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