Coast Guard searches for man who fell overboard

HOUSTON – The Coast Guard is searching for a man who fell overboard early this morning 6 miles south of Pecan Island, La.

A watchstander at Sector Houston-Galveston received a call at 7:10 a.m. from the captain of the shrimp boat King of the Seas, reporting a crewmember had fallen overboard.

The Coast Guard dispatched a rescue boat crew from Station Sabine Pass and the cutter Skipjack to search for the missing man. Air Station Houston launched an HH-65C dolphin helicopter crew to assist in the search. The helicopter rescue crew has completed two searches and is currently conducting a third search.

The Coast Guard intends to continue searching throughout the night.

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