Coast Guard searches for missing diver near Sabine, Texas

Coast Guard Cutter Beluga file photo

Coast Guard Cutter Beluga file photo

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing diver 75 miles south of Sabine Pass, Texas, Thursday.

Missing is 65 year-old Alfred Charles Lensing.

Eighth Coast Guard District watchstanders received an emergency position indicating radio beacon signal Wednesday evening from a 22-foot pleasure craft tied to an oil rig. Watchstanders contacted the person on the vessel who activated the EPIRB and learned that a second person on the vessel had gone spear fishing but did not resurface.

Involved in the search are:

  • Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew
  • Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew
  • Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew
  • Coast Guard Cutter Beluga crew
  • Coast Guard Cutter Pompano crew

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