BAYTOWN, Texas -

The U.S. Coast Guard this week spent 17 hours covering 38 square miles of the Houston Ship Channel searching for a missing shrimp boat captain whose body was ultimately found by his father in the capsized vessel.

The father found 42-year-old Ronald Lynn Galloway's body in the pilot house of the Mr. Anthony, hours after the Coast Guard had suspended its search.

Coast Guard Petty Officer Manda Emery said Wednesday that searchers were prevented from finding Galloway soon after the vessel capsized because murky waters restricted access.

Emery says the tide eventually shifted the boat, allowing for entry into the pilot house.

She says a Harris County sheriff's dive team searched the waters Monday but had limited access to the boat. A call to sheriff's officials was not returned.