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Search ends for F/V Nite Owl fishermen missing off Texas coast

Associated Press – HOUSTON — John Reynolds and the four others aboard the Nite Owl weren’t worried when the thunderstorms made it impossible for the commercial fishing boat to return back to shore. They’d seen this kind of weather before. They did what they normally would, tying the boat to an oil rig off the Texas Gulf Coast and going to sleep. But early Friday morning, “a rogue wave, a freak wave or something hit the side of the boat,” Reynolds said. “It just collapsed the cabin …continued

F/V Nite Owl Sinks in the Gulf – One recovered, four fishermen missing. Coast Guard converges in the area. Fisherman John Robinson safe.

uscg logo“We have crews from all over the Gulf region descending on the general area  where the boat went down to search for these remaining crewmembers.” continued

NBC news – About five hours after launching a search by air and by sea for the boat — which started to sink about 115 miles from its home port, Galveston, Texas — a Coast Guard search team spotted crew member John Robinson waving his arms aboard his orange raft. continued