Coast Guard ends search for missing swimmer near Galveston, Texas

Posted at 2:54 PM, May 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-26 15:54:00-04

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard ended its search Sunday morning for a missing swimmer last seen swimming at San Luis Pass near Galveston, Texas.

A body was recovered at approximately 8:00 a.m. matching the description of the missing swimmer.

Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a notification at approximately 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning that a 29-year-old man was reported missing by friends who had lost sight of him after he decided to go swimming.

Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast, launched an Air Station Houston MH-65 aircrew and a Station Freeport 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew and diverted the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stingray.

Involved in the search were:

An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew
A Station Freeport 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew
Coast Guard Cutter Stingray
Galveston Police Department
Galveston Beach Patrol
Gulf Coast Rescue
Jamaica Beach Fire Department