HOUSTON (AP) — The Coast Guard has called off its search for a boater who went missing after two boats collided near Baytown in Southeast Texas.
Coast Guard Petty Officer Andrew Kendrick said Sunday officials don't believe the boater is alive.
Kendrick says a Baytown Police dive team and Texas Parks and Wildlife boats remain on the scene in an effort to try and find the boater's body.
The man went missing Saturday after a 17-foot motor boat collided with a jon boat, sending two men aboard the jon boat into a waterway near a park in Baytown, located east of Houston.
Kendrick says a Coast Guard boat searched overnight while a helicopter searched until it got dark Saturday and then resumed looking on Sunday. Coast Guard crews spent about 17 hours searching.