Coast Guard suspends search for missing man near Galveston

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard has ended its search for a missing man who was last seen wading in the surf at Rollover Bay near Galveston, Texas.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders were notified by the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office that they recovered the body of the missing 33-year-old man on the beach approximately one mile from where he reportedly entered the water.approximately one mile

The search began Monday evening after watchstanders received a report from the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office of a missing man who was witnessed by family members to have disappeared after being hit by a wave while wading in the surf.

Involved in the search were:

  • Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrews
  • Coast Guard Station Galveston 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crews
  • Crystal Beach Fire Department
  • Galveston County Police Department
  • High Island Police Department volunteers

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