EPIRB leads rescuers to distressed mariner

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Following a distress from an EPIRB aboard a 34-foot sailing vessel, the Coast Guard found a missing 80-year-old man Tuesday.

The Eighth Coast Guard District command center received the distress alert located approximately 115 miles south of Sabine at 9:30 a.m. The Coast Guard contacted the owner of the EPIRB and was notified by a family member that the 80-year-old owner of the sailing vessel, Enchantress, departed Houston approximately 10 days ago and was headed toward Kemah, Texas.

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