1 dead, 1 missing after boat capsizes near Colorado River in Matagorda County

By Brittany Taylor - Digital News Editor
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MATAGORDA COUNTY - One person is dead and another is missing Saturday after a boat capsized near Colorado River in Matagorda County, Coast Guard officials said.

A good Samaritan reported seeing a 16-foot pleasure craft carrying four boaters without lifejackets on capsize at 10:30 a.m.

Coast Guard officials rescued two boaters and later recovered the body of the third boater near the capsized boat, officials said.

Crews are searching offshore of the mouth of the Colorado River for the fourth boater.

"We will continue to aggressively search throughout the night for the missing boater," said Lt. Cmdr. Ariel Berrios, the search and rescue mission coordinator. "This is currently the top priority of Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi."

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