Coast Guard searching for missing fisherman off Bolivar Penninsula

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HOUSTON — Coast Guard crews are searching by air and sea Wednesday for a man that is missing presumably off Bolivar Peninsula.

They are searching for a man of Asian descent, about 50 years of age, and they request the public’s help identifying and locating him.  Other fishermen off Bolivar have seen him fishing there before.

A Galveston-Bolivar ferry captain reported seeing an unmanned craft which started the search.  A crew from Coast Guard Station Galveston located the small homemade looking craft near the Bolivar Ferry terminal at 9:19 a.m.  The craft had bait and a bamboo pole inside which prompted a more extensive search with an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Houston.

The Coast Guard requests that if anyone has seen the missing man or knows who he is, they should contact the Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders at (713) 671-5113.

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