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Crews searching Texas bayou for boaters after distress call

5 months 6 days 23 hours ago Tuesday, April 21 2020 Apr 21, 2020 April 21, 2020 5:05 AM April 21, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard is searching a Texas bayou after receiving a call that a boat with seven people aboard was taking on water. The Coast Guard says the mayday radio transmission came in Monday night from a boater on the Cedar Bayou near Baytown, about 25 miles east of Houston. The Coast Guard says the boater told officials that there were four adults and three children aboard the boat. All radio communications were lost following the initial call. Crews were searching early Tuesday by helicopter and boat for any sign of vessel or those aboard.

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