Coast Guard searches for missing man in Port Aransas

Port Aransas, Texas – The Coast Guard is currently searching for a man that jumped off Horace Caldwell Fishing Pier in Port Aransas late this evening.

The initial report, taken by the Port Aransas Police Department, was received by a Coast Guard Station Port Aransas watchstander at 7:52 p.m. It was reported that a man had jumped off a fishing pier and was unable to be located. The reasons for his actions are still being investigated.

The Coast Guard launched a mobile unit and a 25-foot boat to search for the man. An Air Station Corpus Christi HH-65C rescue helicopter crew was also dispatched and is currently on-scene to assist with the search.

Search and rescue coordinators at Sector Corpus Christi said they plan to keep searching for the rest of the evening and start again at sunrise tomorrow morning.

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