Authorities are looking for a man after the boat he was on struck a pillar in a Texas river, ejecting all five passengers, officials said. One person was killed.
The group pulled a 30-foot fishing boat down the Colorado River near Matagorda around 2 a.m. on Saturday, Texas EquuSearch’s Tim Miller told KHOU.
EquuSearch is a volunteer search and retrieval team.
At around 5 a.m., the boat struck a post – a support beam often used for docks and other structures – throwing passengers off the ship, according to KHOU.
Texas parks and wildlife officials saved three people from the water, KTRK reported.
Another person was picked up and died, according to the outlet.
The fifth passenger, Jacob Langley, 24, is missing.
He is described as having short blonde hair and blue eyes, according to EquuSearch.
He also has Psalms 23: 4 tattooed on his chest. Officials said they did not know what Langley was wearing when he went missing.
“Texas EquuSearch is particularly interested in this research because Jacob is a close relative of two longtime dedicated members of the Texas EquuSearch team, and he is a very close friend of another Texas EquuSearch member,” said Officials said in a statement, KTRK reported.
Anyone with whereabouts information is urged to contact the Matagorda County Sheriff’s Office at (979) 245-5526 – or call Texas EquuSearch at (281) 309-9500.
Officials did not release the names of the other passengers.
Matagorda is located on the Gulf Coast, approximately 160 km south of Galveston.
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