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Feb 10 2011

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Missing fishermen found after 18 hours on water

Special to the PRESS

A member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary located four missing boaters near South Padre Island early Wednes­day morning.

Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi was contacted at ap­proximately 7:20 a.m. by a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, stating that he had located the four missing indi­viduals sitting on top of their over turned pleasure craft one mile east of Holly Beach in the Laguna Madre area.

The Coast Guard Auxil­iary is comprised of volunteer members who assist the Coast Guard in various missions throughout the country.

“We are happy to have worked with the Coast Guard Auxiliary today to rescue these four individuals. Auxil­iarists volunteer their time to train and work with our crews and this is where it really pays off,” said Lt. Mary Arvidson, Sector Corpus Christi Public Affairs Officer.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of the Feb. 10 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or click the PRESS link on the homepage.

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