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Victim in Redfish Bay boating accident was 62-year-old man

One dead as Aransas Pass police respond to two boating accidents
One dead as Aransas Pass police respond to two boating accidents
Posted at 3:07 PM, Oct 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-18 00:38:31-04

More information has been provided about the victim of a boating accident in Redfish Bay Friday afternoon.

Capt. Lynn Pearce of the Aransas Pass Police Department said the victim was a 62-year-old man.

Pearce also clarified that the accident did not occur at Conn Brown Harbor as originally reported but at Redfish Bay. The victim was returned to Conn Brown Harbor.

Rough boating conditions are being blamed for the person's death.

Aransas Pass Police Department's Marine Unit was deployed Friday to two separate calls involving capsized boats.

Pearce told KRIS 6 News that at about 12:57 p.m. Friday, police were called to help an overturned boat in the harbor.

Three people were taken from the water, but one died as officers attempted to administer CPR.

The first accident took place Friday morning when a boat reportedly capsized. Two people were rescued.

A small-craft advisory went into effect at 4 a.m. Friday, issued by the National Weather Service.

Pearce stresses that boaters stay off the water if possible.