Coast Guard: Missing fisherman found alive

Coast Guard: Missing fisherman found alive

GULF OF MEXICO (WLOX) - A missing fisherman was found alive Tuesday evening.

Coast Guard officials said Thanh Tran was last heard from Thursday and that's what sparked Monday's search in the Intracoastal Waterway between Abbeville, LA, and Biloxi.

Officials report Tran was in good health when he was spotted near the Chandeleur Islands.

"This situation highlights the importance of filing a float plan before getting underway, which would help to narrow down the search area required to locate a missing boater," said Lt. Nicholas Greaver, command duty officer for Coast Guard District Eight.

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