Coast Guard assists in search for missing child

29 foot Response Boat smallHOUSTON — Kemah, Seabrook, Nassau Bay authorities and Coast Guard crews are searching for a missing 5-year-old girl near Kemah Boardwalk Wednesday night.

The girl is described as having blonde, shoulder length hair and wearing a red and white shirt.

At approximately 5 p.m., the father reported her missing near the edge of the pier. Responders from several local agencies are currently searching.

A Coast Guard Station Houston 29-foot boat was flagged down by a fireboat to help search and is currently on scene. An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew has also assisted.

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