Body found near Dickinson Bay may be missing fisherman

HOUSTON - A Coast Guard Air Station Houston HH65C Dolphin helicopter crew flies past the Fred Hartman bridge while on patrol along the Houston Ship Channel here, Monday, April 30, 2007. Air Station Houston is responsibile for an area that stretches from Lake Charles, La., to Freeport, Texas, conducting missions, training and patrols within that area. U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mario Romero.HOUSTON — Coast Guard watchstanders were notified Thursday that a body was located in the vicinity of a search they coordinated Wednesday near San Leon, Texas.

Coast Guard helicopter crews searched by air as Texas City police and fire department crews searched by boat and on shore Wednesday after a man reported that he couldn’t locate his son, 26-year-old Danny Joseph Kenney. The man reported that he last saw his son when his son was wade fishing in Dickinson Bay near Shell Island early Wednesday morning and believed he may have walked to shore.

The Coast Guard search was suspended shortly after Texas City authorities stopped searching Wednesday afternoon due to being unable to confirm that a person was missing.

At 11:09 a.m. Thursday, a boater notified the Coast Guard that he found a body outside of Dickinson Bay and the apparel matched the initial description of Kenney.

Texas City police are investigating the missing person incident.

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