Search for missing fishermen continues in Freeport

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Trai Nguyen  / Somphone “Sam” Lavan

FREEPORT - Volunteers with Texas EquuSearch are searching for two missing fishermen who were last seen on Saturday.

Officials said 48-year-old Trai Nguyen and 40-year-old Somphone "Sam" Lavan were fishing on Bryan Beach in Freeport Saturday afternoon when one of them was swept under the water.

Coast Guard officials said the other man tried to save him but also went under water.

Weather cut the search short on Sunday, but crews continued searching on Monday.

Texas Equusearch asks anyone who learns of the location of the men to contact Freeport police at 979-239-1211 or Texas EquuSearch at 281-309-9500.

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