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Heartland Media Contact: (504) 671-2020

8th District Public Affairs

U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

Date: Sept. 02, 2012

Public Affairs Detachment Houston

Contact: Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick

Office: (713) 578-3080

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.

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew located the 42-year-old wade fisherman at 10:31 p.m.

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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