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July 8, 2013

Boater missing following Sabine Lake tugboat accident

PORT ARTHUR — Searchers are trying to locate a Southeast Texas man after his boat collided with a tugboat pulling barges.

The Coast Guard says the accident happened Sunday afternoon along the Intracoastal Waterway near Sabine Lake.

Emergency personnel spent hours searching for a 56-year-old man from Bridge City man believed on board the smaller boat. Coast Guard officials did not immediately provide an update Monday on search efforts.

The vessels collided on the Orange County side of the waterway.

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