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Coast Guard Suspends Search for Overboard Seaman

The United States Coast Guard has suspended its search for a seaman who reportedly fell overboard 14 miles off the Matagorda coast last Friday, July 17th. The seaman was a 47-year old Hispanic male working aboard the 60-foot shrimping vessel the Wylie Milam. The Coast Guard was notified of the missing seaman at approximately 9 p.m. and immediately dispatched the proper search and rescue team. The search covered approximately 2,077 square nautical miles for over 50 hours, however was unsuccessful in its efforts.
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