Coast Guard continues search for missing man

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard is continuing its search for a missing man that was swept off the Packery Channel jetties yesterday evening.

A watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi received a call at 5:42 p.m. from the Corpus Christi Police Department, reporting a group of four people were swept off the sourthern jetty of Packery Channel by a wave.

An HH-65C Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Corpus Christi was launched last night and early this morning to search for the missing 19 year-old man.

The Coast Guard plans to continue searching the area this afternoon with a helicopter.

Anyone with information about the missing man is encouraged to contact the Coast Guard at (361) 939-6393.

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