Coast Guard assists in search for 10-year-old off Crystal Beach, Texas

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65D Dolphin file photo. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick)

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65D Dolphin file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is assisting the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office in the search for a 10-year-old boy who went missing while swimming off Crystal Beach, Texas, Saturday.

At 11:55 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from Galveston County Sheriff’s Office of a missing 10-year-old boy. Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter air crew, a Coast Guard Station Galveston 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew and a 29-foot Response Boat–Small boat crew.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston Command Center at (281) 464-4851.

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