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Authorities recover missing boater's body

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ORANGE COUNTY -

The body of a missing Bridge City man has been recovered near the area where he had been involved in a crash on Sabine Lake.

Fifty-six-year-old John Tran went missing Sunday after his boat collided with a tug boat that had been pushing several barges in the Intracoastal Waterway.

The accident happened about a half-mile across the channel.

The U.S. Coast Guard, along with the Orange and Jefferson County Sheriff's offices took part in the search.

Orange County Public Information Officer Chad Hogan says Tran's body was recovered around 8:00 p.m. Monday.

His body was taken to the morgue for an autopsy.

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