ANAHUAC, Texas (KTRK) – The Coast Guard is searching for a missing boater at Smith Point after his boat was recovered Tuesday afternoon.

According to a statement from Coast Guard Area Houston-Galveston, the 88-year-old did not return home after going fishing on Monday.

His wife allegedly called watchmen around 4:20 p.m.

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He was believed to be fishing in Galveston Bay in a 16-foot green aluminum boat with a Bimini top.

In an update Tuesday afternoon, officials said the man’s boat capsized about half a mile southeast of Smith Point. Crews were still searching for the man.

Officials said he typically fishes in Trinity Bay, from Smith Point to Anahuac, or East Bay.

Smith Point is across the bay from the Kemah and Seabrook area.

We didn’t know if he was wearing a life jacket.

Several boat and helicopter crews were searching the area.

Several agencies help with the search, including Texas Parks and Wildlife, Kemah Fire Department, League City Police Department, League City Fire Department and more.

Watchstanders did not provide the man’s name or a description of his appearance.

Anyone with information that may help search efforts should contact the Houston-Galveston area at (281) 464-4851.

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