Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Boater

The U.S. Coast Guard says it's suspending the search for a man who fell from a shrimp boat when it overturned in the Houston Ship Channel.

The Guard said in a statement Tuesday that multiple emergency agencies failed to find the man after a search covering 17 hours and more than 38 square miles.

The unidentified man was with three others on the Mr. Anthony when it overturned Monday near Cedar Bayou.

A Port of Houston fireboat crew recovered a 53-year-old man and 13-year-old boy from atop the hull of the 41-foot vessel Monday. A 20-year-old woman was rescued from underneath the boat.

Guard officials say the three are in stable condition at a hospital.

It's not clear what caused the vessel to overturn.

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