Fishermen's Bodies Discovered off Texas Coast

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Coast Guard has recovered the bodies of a father and son who disappeared after they went fishing off Bolivar Peninsula.

A rescue boat found one of the bodies floating yesterday evening in the Intracoastal Waterway. Authorities say the body was found not far from where the pair embarked Tuesday night for a fishing trip.

The second body was recovered last night. The two had gone fishing on a 17-foot motorboat.

Authorities have not yet publicly identified the father and son. A family member reported them missing yesterday afternoon.

A Galveston County Sheriff's spokesman says it's not clear what happened to the fishermen but that it could have been a boating accident.

The boat was still missing as of last night.

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