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Coast Guard: Bodies of two missing crewmen found; two remain missing

The U.S. Coast Guard is continuing to search Saturday for two missing crew members from the dredging vessel Waymon L Boyd. 

Two of the missing crew members bodies were recovered at approximately 2 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., Saturday. 

Two crew members remain missing.

Approximately, 6,000 feet of absorbent boom has been placed around the vessel. Another 4,000 feet of absorbent boom is available if needed. Air quality testing by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is ongoing. 

The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Corpus Christi has closed the Inner Harbor from the Chemical Turning Basin to the Viola Turning Basin.

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