Four fishermen missing off Texas Gulf Coast since Friday: Coast Guard

Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:25pm EDT

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(Reuters) - Four fishermen were missing off the Texas Gulf Coast on Saturday, more than a day after their boat sank about 115 miles southeast of Galveston, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Petty Officer Richard Brahm said the Coast Guard received a distress signal from the 50-foot (15-metre) fishing boat at about 3:30 a.m. CDT Friday.

A Coast Guard jet dispatched to the area spotted a man waving his arms aboard an orange raft. The man, who was rescued by helicopter, reported that four other men had been on board the boat before it sank, Brahm said.

The fishing boat was based out of Galveston.

The Coast Guard has so far searched a 2,000-square-mile (3,200-square-km) area using a boat and aircraft, Brahm said. The search was continuing.

(Reporting by Mary Wisniewski; Editing by Vicki Allen)

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GalacticCat wrote:
Just imagine had 4 cops gone missing and their cars were found burned. All hell would break loose. But 4 fishermen missing and their boat sank barely makes it to page 3 of our propaganda driven national media. And 99% of our politicians in Washington DC ignore this tragedy.

The masses in our country do not know that the most deadly and dangerous job above all, is a fisherman’s job. But the fishemen don’t get Flag waving parades and the political BS of putting thier live on the line. More fishermen are killed on the job than cops . The ratio is 5: to 1 the one is the cop the five are the fishermen.

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