2 bodies recovered after boaters go missing near Galveston, Coast Guard says

Search suspended for missing boaters
Search suspended for missing boaters

HOUSTON – Two bodies were recovered from the water in Galveston Monday, Coast Guard officials said.

The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search Sunday morning for two people -- a 26-year-old and a 46-year-old -- who went missing after their boat sank just west of the Galveston Causeway near Galveston Friday night.

Coast Guard officials said the 20-foot vessel sank with five people onboard around 6:30 p.m. Three of the boaters were rescued by people onboard another boat.

The Coast Guard released a statement Saturday morning that said in part, “At this point, we are not in recovery mode. We are still searching with hopes of a rescue. The identities of the boaters are not released yet.”

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