Search continues for missing fisherman off Bolivar Peninsula

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HOUSTON - Coast Guard crews are searching for a missing fisherman off the Bolivar Peninsula.

Officials said they started looking for the man Wednesday morning after finding a small homemade craft with bait and a bamboo pole.

The Coast Guard said the man is of Asian descent and about 50 years old.

Other fisherman off Bolivar told authorities they have seen the man fishing there before.

Rescue crews are searching by air and by water.

Anyone who has seen the man or knows who he is should call the Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders at 713-671-5113.

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