August 7, 1995 in Nation/World

Search Ends For Trio Missing On Fishing Trip

Associated Press

The Coast Guard ended its search Sunday night for the publisher of the Port Arthur News and two friends who are missing on a fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico.

Wes Plummer, 53; Michael Rhodriguez, 50; and publisher Robert Meroney, 41, are presumed dead. They haven’t been seen since July 28, the day they went to a fishing tournament in Freeport.

The upper Texas coast was hit by severe thunderstorms that night and the next day.

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