12 News HD has confirmed the U.S. Coast Guard is actively searching the Intracostal Waterway following a collision with a barge and pleasure boat. Lieutenant Greg Hersh with the Marine Safety Office in Port Arthur says around 2:30pm Sunday a tug boat pushing five barges collided with the pleasure craft in the Sabine Neches Canal in Orange County.
Lt. Hersh says the collision happened a half mile across the channel. It is not clear at this time who is the focus of the search. The Orange County Sheriff's Office says it is sending search boats to assist.