Coast Guard searches for missing man near Seadrift

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is searching for a man that went missing Friday afternoon one mile southeast of Seadrift .

At 5:40 p.m., The captain of the vessel Joey Devall, a tug and barge, contacted Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders to report he was missing a crew member after thoroughly searching the vessel.

Missing is Tony Bergeron, a 37-year-old man who was last seen wearing dark blue pants and a black shirt.

A Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin air crew and Station Port O’Connor boat crew were launched at 5:53 p.m. and began searching for the missing man. Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office members are also assisting with search efforts.