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5 of 6 crew memebers rescued. Here is the article from MSNBC

Officials search for a sixth who went missing during the Regata de Amigos
updated 2 hours, 42 minutes ago

GALVESTON, Texas - A Coast Guard spokeswoman said early on Sunday that a helicopter crew had found five of six regatta competitors alive after their boat disappeared in the Gulf of Mexico.

The search started after the 38-foot Cynthia Woods missed a radio check Saturday morning and was found capsized.

Petty Officer Renee C. Aiello said a Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Houston hoisted the five men on board and the search continued for a sixth. Their conditions were not available.

The boat was competing in the Regata de Amigos.

Texas A&M at Galveston says the crew included four college students and two safety officers.

The boat went missing 11 miles south of Matagorda, which is about 110 miles down the coast from Galveston, Texas.

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