Coast Guard searches for missing person near Victoria Barge Canal

Rescue workers are searching for a missing person after a passer-by notified them Friday morning of an abandoned boat near the Victoria Barge Canal.

The 25-foot black and tan pleasure craft boat was left running, and a wallet was found inside, said Lt. Garrett Barker of the U.S. Coast Guard. The identity of the missing person was not released.

A search began soon after the emergency call came in at 7:25 a.m. and continued into Friday night. Stations in Port O'Connor and Port Aransas were called to help, and a helicopter from the Corpus Christi Coast Guard assisted.