Body of Missing Man from Capsized Boat Located

GALVESTON, Texas – The body of the missing man from the pilot boat that capsized Saturday afternoon was located today at approximately 1:40 p.m., 3 miles south of the Galveston Jetties.

A T&T Dive Team went into the water this morning and searched the capsized pilot boat, locating the missing pilot still inside. The man’s body was taken to Coast Guard Station Galveston, where the captain of the Texas City Pilots Association was waiting.

The pilot boat capsized Saturday afternoon after picking up a pilot from a research ship anchored in Galveston Bay. Another pilot boat in the area spotted the capsized boat and called in a mayday to the Coast Guard. A rescue boat from Station Galveston and a helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Houston conducted searches Saturday evening and again this morning.

The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of the incident.

Source: USCG D8 Public Affairs

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