Fisherman's body recovered following boat, barge collision

Fisherman's body recovered following boat, barge collision

Fisherman's body recovered following boat, barge collision

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by KFDM.com & KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on July 9, 2013 at 12:29 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 9 at 12:29 PM

PORT ARTHUR, Texas – Deputies said late Monday they had found the body of a fisherman who went missing after his boat and a barge collided.

Sgt. Chad Hogan told KFDM searchers recovered the body of John Tran, 56, around 8 p.m. His body was found along the Intracoastal Waterway near Sabine Lake.

Tran’s pleasure boat sank after it struck a tugboat over the weekend. It wasn’t immediately determined what caused the crash.

First responders used boats and a helicopter in their search for Tran. Officials said Tran was a resident of Bridge City.

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