The U.S. Coast Guard, Port Arthur Fire Department and Jefferson County Sheriff's Department are searching for a 56-year-old man after his pleasure craft collided with a tug boat and barge about 500 feet west of Goat Island in Sabine Lake, Sunday.
is John Tran of Bridge City, Texas.
captain of tug Father Seelos contacted Vessel Traffic Service
Port Arthur at approximately 3:30 p.m. EDT notifying them of the
Guard crewmembers are currently searching for the man aboard an MH-65
Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Houston, and Station Sabine
Pass's 25-foot Response Boat and 24-foot Special Purpose Craft. The
Port Arthur Fire Department dive team and Jefferson County Sheriff's
Office Marine Division are also searching.
[UPDATE - 9:32 p.m. EDT - Tuesday] - Deputies said late Monday they had found the body of John Tran, a fisherman who went missing after his boat and a barge collided. [Source: KHOU.com]
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