Coast Guard searching for missing man near Galveston Causeway

HOUSTON – The Coast Guard is searching for a missing man in the water near the south bound side of the I-45 Galveston Causeway Bridge this morning.

A watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston received a phone call at 6:13 a.m. from a Galveston Police Department. The police department reported receiving a call from a city worker who was driving across the causeway this morning. The worked reported seeing a male wearing black pants and carrying a white shirt jump from the causeway. The male had been walking north on the south bound side of the bridge.

A rescue helicopter crew from Air Station Houston and a rescue boat crew from Station Galveston are searching for the missing man.

If anyone has any information about the missing man, please contact the Coast Guard at (713) 678-9057.

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