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GALVESTON, Texas - Authorities recovered two bodies near the San Luis Pass Monday morning.

A search for a missing boat was launched about 1 a.m. when a boat carrying two fishermen was reported overdue to the U.S. Coast Guard station in Freeport.

Boat crews from the Jamaica Beach Fire Department and Galveston Police Marine Division found the 18-foot vessel near Bird Island at about 4:30 a.m., but could not approach it because of shallow water.

The crew found the first body half-a-mile north of the boat at about 8 a.m. and the second body was found nearby about an hour later.

The Brazoria County Sheriff's Office is leading an investigation.

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