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Body of missing boater found near Port Isabel

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for missing boater near Port Isabel, Texas
Coast Guard, partner agencies search for missing boater near Port Isabel, Texas
Posted at 4:02 PM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 09:10:45-05

PORT ISABEL, Texas — The body of a boater missing over the weekend has been found near Port Isabel.

The US Coast Guard announced they have suspended their search for the missing boater after an aircrew spotted the body in the lower Laguna Madre.

Coast Guard and partner agency crews are searching for a missing boater in Lower Laguna Madre near Port Isabel, Texas, Sunday.

Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report from the South Padre Island Police Department stating a family member called in saying the boater left from the West Polaris Boat Ramp in South Padre Island at noon Saturday and was excepted to return by 6 p.m.

A Coast Guard Station South Padre Island 33-foot Special Purpose Craft boat crew and a Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew launched to the last known position.

The SPC crew located the 18-foot vessel with no signs of anyone on board and continued to search the area.

If anyone has any information, please contact the Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi command center at (361) 939-0450.