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. 

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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