The search for a man missing in Galveston Bay continued as the sun set Monday, with no sign of the angler nearly a full day after he was last seen.

Danny Wren, 63, was last seen about 7:30 p.m. Sunday by his brother, who was wade fishing near Middle Deer Island in Galveston Bay, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

The island is southwest of the Galveston Causeway in West Galveston Bay

Wren went missing after he fell from a small boat from which he had been fishing, the Coast Guard said.

He was last seen clinging to the side of the boat as it drifted away from the island, according to the Coast Guard.

The boat was found Monday, but Wren was not with it, the Coast Guard said.

The search did not begin until about 11 p.m., when his brother was found by another boat passing by the Island, the Coast Guard said. The brother was unable to call for help earlier because his phone was in the boat that drifted away.

Wren was last seen wearing a red T-shirt, the Coast Guard said. He was not wearing a life jacket.

A Coast Guard helicopter and boat searched the bay throughout the day Monday. The Coast Guard intended to continue the search into the night, a spokesman said.

Marine units from Galveston, Galveston County and Jamaica Beach assisted in the search, according to the Coast Guard.

As of 6 p.m. Monday, the Coast Guard still considered the search for Wren a rescue mission, rather than a body recovery, a spokesman said.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; or on Twitter @johnwferguson.

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