(HOUSTON) — The Coast Guard continues to search for four missing fishermen whose boat sank off the Texas Gulf Coast on Friday.
According to Petty Officer Richard Brahm, there were initially five fishermen on the 50-foot vessel, but only one of them was able to safely get into a life raft. He was picked up on Friday morning, having been spotted by the Coast Guard’s Falcon Jet.
The other four men are still missing, and the search continues as of Saturday afteroon.
“So far we’ve covered about two thousand square miles, which is a little bit smaller than the state of Delaware, and we’re just going to continue searching,” Brahm said.
“We found some debris patterns; someone had clung on to any of those things,” Brahm explained. “That’s the kind of thing we’re looking for and so that also gives us a good pattern to follow for our search pattern.”
“The Coast Guard is always hopeful.”
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