By CBSDFW.com Staff

SABINE PASS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – The U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday, Dec. 3, continued to search for a tanker ship crew member who fell overboard along the Southeast Texas coast.

The 27-year-old crew member fell into the water from the tanker ship Sagami about 29 miles offshore of Sabine Pass, Texas, on Wednesday evening.

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He was last seen wearing an orange life jacket and coveralls with reflective tape.

A 45-foot Coast Guard rescue boat and a helicopter were part of the search effort by authorities.

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