Coast Guard searches for swimmer off Galveston

45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi)

45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi)

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a swimmer who went missing Wednesday afternoon off Galveston near the 61st Street fishing pier.

The missing man is reported to be named Jacobi, a 20-year-old African-American male who was last seen wearing red shorts and no shirt.

At 6:57 p.m., Galveston Police Department dispatchers called Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders to pass on a report of a swimmer that had submerged beneath the waters near 63rd and Seawall Boulevard and did not come back up.

A Coast Guard Station Galveston response boat crew and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Houston are responding along with Galveston Police Department boat crews and Galveston Island Beach Patrol.

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