Coast Guard searches Bolivar Peninsula for missing woman

HOUSTON – The Coast Guard assisted the Galveston Police Department search for a 34-year-old woman reported missing off the Bolivar Peninsula, Texas, earlier today.

A Galveston Police Officer found an abandoned car on the Bolivar Beach with footprints leading over the sand dunes. The Galveston Police Department and Galveston County Sheriff’s Office searched the sand dunes and beach for the woman but could not find any other sign of her. This afternoon, the Coast Guard was called to assist.

An HH-65C Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Houston, and two rescue boat crews from Coast Guard Station Galveston were dispatched to assist. They searched along the beach with no sightings before returning to their bases. The Galveston Police Department and Galveston County Sheriff’s office are continuing the search.

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