Coast Guard, local agencies search for missing kayaker off Galveston, Texas

MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station HoustonHOUSTON — A Coast Guard aircrew, Galveston police and Galveston Island Beach Patrol are searching for a kayaker reported missing Sunday afternoon and who was last seen 1/2 mile off the west seawall on Galveston Island.

Missing is a hispanic male, 5-foot 8-inches tall, last seen in a green kayak wearing camouflage waders and a life jacket.

At approximately 4 p.m., the Galveston Police Department notified Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders that a kayaker was reported missing as of 1 p.m.

Watchstanders launched an Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew to assist in the search.

If anyone has any information please contact the Sector Houston-Galveston command center at (281) 464-4854.

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