HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching a missing father and son who were last seen Tuesday morning, before fishing on the Brazos River south of Freeport, Texas.
Missing are Phillip and Brandon Orr.
The Brazoria County Sheriff’s Department contacted Coast Guard Station Freeport at about 9:20 a.m., to report finding an unmanned boat doing circles on the river north of the Intracoastal Waterway on the Brazos River. Upon further inspection, the keys were in the ignition and both cell phones were left on the boat.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston responded by diverting Station Freeport and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Houston. Brazoria County Sheriff’s Department and emergency medical services are also on scene and assisting.