CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas —The Coast Guard ended its search for a missing
19-year-old fisherman after a good Samaritan located a body matching his
description Wednesday morning in Powderhorn Lake near Port O’Connor, Texas.
The search began Monday evening when Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi
watchstanders were notified that a friend reported last seeing the
fisherman going underwater and never resurfacing. Watchstanders issued an
urgent marine information broadcast and launched Air Station Corpus Christi
HC-144 Ocean Sentry and MH-65 Dolphin aircrews, and a Station Port O’Connor
shallow-water boat crew to conduct the search.
Involved in the search were:
- Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi
- Coast Guard Station Port O’Connor
- Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
- Calhoun County Police and Fire departments
- Good Samaritans