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Coast Guard search missing crewmember near Ingleside, Texas

MH-65 Dolphin short-range aircraft prepped and ready for response the emergencies at Air Station Corpus Christi. Coast Guard Search Ingleside
Archive image: two MH-65 Dolphin short-range aircraft prepped and ready for response the emergencies at Air Station Corpus Christi.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Johanna Strickland.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas —​ The Coast Guard is search for a missing crewmember after a vessel sank in the La Quinta Channel near Ingleside, Texas, Tuesday morning.

Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received notification that the vessel Cristi sank approximately 100 yards north of Ingleside Point at 10:30 a.m. Two men were reported to be working onboard the vessel when it sank. One crewmember was recovered by a good Samaritan vessel with no reported medical concerns. The search is ongoing for the other crewmember.​

Due to the location of the sunken vessel, the La Quinta Channel is closed to vessel traffic at this time.

Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi personnel are coordinating vessel salvage and pollution response efforts. The cause of the vessel sinking is currently under investigation.

Involved in the search are:

  • A Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew​
  • The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Manta
  • A Coast Guard Station Port Aransas 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew​
  • The Port of Corpus Christi Police Department
  • Texas Parks & Wildlife Department side-scan sonar vessel

Anyone with any information is requested to contact the Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi command center at 361-939-0450.

-USCG-

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