Coast Guard recovers body in swimmer search
Published 2:58 pm Sunday, May 26, 2019
Special to The News
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard ended its search Sunday morning for a missing swimmer last seen swimming at San Luis Pass near Galveston.
A body was recovered at approximately 8 a.m. matching the description of the missing swimmer.
Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received notification at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday 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