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Texas A&M University sailing team missing

Just saw this on the CNN website, anyone have anymore information? Not sounding good....

Six missing during Gulf boat race -

Six missing during Gulf boat race

(CNN) -- The six-person crew of a Texas A&M University sailboat was reported missing Saturday in the Gulf of Mexico, the Coast Guard said.

A sailboat matching the description of the crew's 38-foot boat was found overturned about 5:15 p.m., though none of the mariners was spotted, authorities said.

Communication with the boat was lost about midnight Friday, and the boat missed its 8 a.m. radio check, the Coast Guard reported.

According to the university, all the mariners were experienced sailors, and two of them were safety instructors.

The Coast Guard has sent rescue crews to the area, about 10 miles south of Matagorda, Texas.

The sailboat, named Cynthia Woods, was part of the Veracruz Regatta and scheduled to sail from Galveston, Texas, to Veracruz, Mexico. About two dozen boats entered this year's race.

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