Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer near Galveston, Texas

UPDATE: The Coast Guard ended its search Sunday for a missing 16-year-old swimmer offshore Galveston, Texas.

A body was recovered by Galveston Island Beach Patrol at approximately 11:30 a.m. matching the description of the missing swimmer.

"Our hearts go out to the family and friends dealing with this heartbreaking loss," said Lt. Cmdr. Caren Damon, Sector Houston-Galveston search and rescue mission coordinator.

The search began late Saturday evening when Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from the Galveston Police Department of a boy who was reported missing while swimming near 4400 Seawall Blvd in Galveston.

Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched an Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin aircrew and a Station Galveston 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew to the area to search.

Involved in the search were:

  • Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston
  • Coast Guard Air Station Houston
  • Coast Guard Station Galveston
  • Galveston Police and Fire departments
  • Galveston Island Beach Patrol


 HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing 16-year-old swimmer offshore Galveston, Texas, Sunday.


At 9:34 p.m. Saturday evening, Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from the Galveston Police Department of a boy who was reported missing while swimming near 4400 Seawall Blvd in Galveston.

Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched an Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin aircrew and a Station Galveston 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew to the area to search.

Involved in the search are: 

  • Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston
  • Coast Guard Air Station Houston
  • Coast Guard Station Galveston
  • Galveston Police and Fire departments
  • Galveston Island Beach Patrol