Rescue crews on Tuesday recovered the body of a missing 88-year-old angler who didn’t return home after a fishing expedition Monday in Trinity Bay east of Houston.
The boater was identified as W.F. Childress, who entered the water at Smith’s Point in the southeast portion of the bay around 8:30 a.m. Monday. When he didn’t return that afternoon, his wife called the Coast Guard to report he never made it home. Crews from the Coast Guard, Chambers County Sheriff’s Office and several fire departments did what they could Monday before storms moved into Southeast Texas and hindered their efforts.