HOUSTON (April 22, 2013)--The U.S. Coast Guard has called off its search for four fishermen whose boat sank off the Texas Gulf Coast.
The effort was suspended at 12:30 p.m. Sunday after rescue crews searched a 5,400-square-mile area with planes, helicopters and boats.
The 50-foot vessel sank early Friday morning about 115 miles southeast of Galveston, not far from the Texas-Louisiana border.
There were five men onboard the boat, called the Nite Owl. One of them, John Reynolds, was rescued Friday.
Reynolds says he's sad that the other four weren't found.
The Coast Guard identified three of the missing fishermen as Don Windom, Duoc Dan Nguyen and Jamie Esquivel. Larry Moore, the boat's owner, identified the fourth missing man as Charles Patrick, the vessel's captain.