A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew located the 42-year-old wade fisherman at 10:31 p.m.
The helicopter crew vectored in a Texas City Fire Department boat crew to recover the man.
The Coast Guard helicopter had been launched after a Texas City Police Department dispatcher contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders at 9:06 p.m. and requested help finding the missing man.
"I feel for the family," said Zach Edwards, a search and rescue coordinator at Sector Houston-Galveston. "This guy has obviously been doing this for a while and we launched as soon as we got notified. Unfortunately he was deceased when we found him."
Texas City Police and Fire Department officials will conduct next-of-kin notifications.
Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick
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