3 remain missing off Matagorda coast

3 remain missing off Matagorda coast

There are 10 comments on the Houston Chronicle story from Aug 24, 2009, titled 3 remain missing off Matagorda coast. In it, Houston Chronicle reports that:

Coast Guard crews are searching for three men reported missing after a Saturday fishing trip off the Matagorda coast.

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Corsicana, TX

#1 Aug 25, 2009
I believe some of you do not have families or hearts. Your opinion on what happened Sat isn't important nor helpfull to the loved ones of these men. What matters is that these 3 men are found and come home to their families safe!
Dear Heavenly Father I pray you lift these men up in your arms and give them the strength to fight and come home safe. I pray you lift their families up in your arms and give them the strength to not give up. I pray you give the coast guard the knowledge of their where abouts and location Lord to find them and bring them home safe to their families. Lord allow their families to see only your footprints as you carry them through this terrible situation. Lord Please be with anyone involved in this whom love and care for these men and their families.
Ginger Dunn

United States

#2 Aug 25, 2009
I would like to send my prayers and sympathy to the family of James Phillips and the other men that were with him. May God bless your hearts and bring him home safely. You are in our prayers and hearts in this trying time.

Family Of Heather Warren...Ginger Dunn
Cindy Ford

Abilene, TX

#3 Aug 27, 2009
I would really like to know if anyone has an update on the 3 men missing. I just can't get them off of my mind. And how traumatic for their families. God can change this situation!

Phoenix, AZ

#4 Aug 28, 2009

Phoenix, AZ

#5 Aug 28, 2009
When I said thank God for letting it happen I meant Thank God for allowing them to be found. Please do not read that the wrong way.

United States

#6 Aug 29, 2009
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and freinds, i being a offshore fisherman myself and having some close calls with mother nature. Just cant get off my mind that nothing was found, so that tells me that the boat is not sunk, cause there would be something floating somewhere. Has the thought of pirates crosed anyone elses mind.

United States

#7 Aug 29, 2009
I just heard the men have been found 180 miles out, by a tanker ship. Prayer's answered!!!And praise the Lord!!!!!

Lexington, TX

#8 Aug 29, 2009
We just got a call, they have been found alive and well! Thank God!!

United States

#9 Aug 29, 2009
this is what I have seen posted......
A day after the U.S. Coast Guard suspended a weeklong search for three Matagorda County boaters missing at sea since they failed to return from a fishing trip, the three men have been found alive, a family member of a fiancee of one of the men said late Saturday.
James Phillips, 30; Curt Hall, 28, and Tressell Hawkins, 42, were found 180 miles off Port Aransas at sunset Saturday, said Brenda Kern, whose daughter Rebecca is engaged to Hall.
More information will be available later.
Lindsey ST

Dallas, TX

#10 Aug 29, 2009
From what i heard from my ex-husband who use to be married to Shane , who is James wife, who is one of the boaters. they have been found close by Portaransas. Thats all i know so far! We all are very happy they are safe for the kids sake,

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