Two boaters died and a 13-year-old girl was rescued in a marine mishap that was discovered Tuesday evening, the U.S. Coast Guard reported Wednesday.

A search began Tuesday over a vessel found washed up on El Jardin Beach in Pasadena, Coast Guard officials said.

A Station Houston boat crew recovered a 13-year-old girl, who notified the boat crew that two other people were still missing.

A response boat crew just after 8 a.m. Wednesday reported finding a body matching the description of a missing boater in his early 60s. About 3 p.m. Kemah Police Department's Marine Division found another body, this one matching the description of a missing boater in her early 30s. Both were found near Seabrook.

It was unclear late Wednesday what had caused the boaters to wind up in the water. 

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