HOUSTON – The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search Sunday morning for two people — a 26-year-old and a 46-year-old — who went missing after their boat sank just west of the Galveston Causeway near Galveston Friday night.
Other agencies, such as Texas EquuSearch, the Galveston Police Department, Galveston Fire Department, Galveston County Sheriff’s Office, Galveston Beach Patrol and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, will continue the search for them.
Texas EquuSearch said its plans to search for the boaters until they are found.
The 20-foot vessel sank with five people onboard around 6:30 p.m. Three of the boaters were rescued by people onboard another boat.
The Coast Guard released a statement Saturday morning that said in part, “At this point, we are not in recovery mode. We are still searching with hopes of a rescue. The identities of the boaters are not released yet.”
Authorities broadcast a call for help to boats in the area for information and the search continues as of this writing.
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