By 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.

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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