Missing Tug Boater Found Dead
We have an update to a local boater who went missing Friday afternoon. The 37-year-old man was found dead Saturday morning.
Tony Bergeron’s body was discovered by members of his tug boat crew around 9a.m. Saturday.
Authorities say Bergeron’s body was found in the Intracoastal Waterway near mile marker 490 by crew members from the Joey Devall.
This is the same boat he was reported missing from Friday afternoon.
The U.S. Coast Guard retrieved the body from crew members around 10 a.m. Saturday and transferred him over to local authorities.
The captain of the tug boat, reported he was missing a crew member Friday after thoroughly searching the boat.
Bergeron was last seen wearing dark pants and a black shirt.
The Port O’Connor Coast Guard, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the search efforts.