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Coast Guard recovers body of drowned fisherman in Texas

August 18, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says the body of a drowned fisherman has been recovered in southern Texas.

The Coast Guard in Corpus Christi says the body was found about 8:30 a.m. Saturday near the unincorporated community of Port O’Connor.

The man’s name was not released.

A news release says a witness reported a man stranded on an island Friday morning, and that man said he and a friend became stranded when their boat drifted away.

The man said his friend was trying to swim to the boat when he disappeared.

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