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Body of missing Mustang Island swimmer found

Posted at 12:42 PM, May 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-24 18:37:54-04


UPDATE: According to Corpus Christi Fire Batallion Chief Robin McGill, the body of a 75-year old man who disappeared from Mustang Island has been found near Beach Marker 25. Friends say he was in waist-deep waters when he disappeared in the surf about 11 a.m. Chief McGill believes the man is not from this area.

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a man who disappeared while swimming at Mustang Island.

According to Corpus Christi Police Lt. Mike Pena, the 75-year old man was swimming near Beach Marker 97 with some friends when they lost sight of him. His friends tell police he was wearing blue-jean cut off shorts.


The waves are very choppy and rescue crews were not able to launch its boat. So, the U.S. Coast Guard has sent out their helicopter.