Saturday, November 03, 2007
Sabine search for missing boaters
Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
Eric Bruno (from left to right), Mandy Ardoin and Jeff Melancon search for Craig Phelps, 27, and Roger Frank, 18, near the Sabine River Bridge (I-10) in Orange, Texas on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007.
Craig Phelps' friends and family members gather under the Sabine River Bridge (I-10) as officials continue to search the Sabine River near Orange. The Frank family searched from a different location. Craig Phelps' 3-year-old son, Kenneth Phelps, was found alone in a stranded aluminum boat hours after Phelps had gone to search for Roger Frank. Frank's canoe overturned on Tuesday.
Officials continue to search for missing boaters near the Sabine River Bridge (I-10) on the Louisiana side of the Sabine River near Orange, Texas.
A Coast Guard helicopter flies over the Sabine River Bridge (I-10) as the search for two missing boaters continues in Orange.
US Coast Guard petty officers Chris Coleman (bow) and Felix Bultron pass an Orange County Sheriff's boat as both search for Craig Phelps and Roger Frank near the Sabine River Bridge (I-10) in Orange, Texas. Phelps was searching for Roger Frank when he was reported missing as well.
US Coast Guard petty officers Chris Coleman (left) and Felix Bultron (right) search for Craig Phelps and Roger Frank near the Sabine River Bridge (I-10).
US Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Chris Coleman searchs for Craig Phelps and Roger Frank on the Sabine River, which is the border between Texas and Louisiana.
Please read "Treacherous Sabine River torments two families" by Mike D. Smith.