Coast Guard ends search for missing man near Corpus Christi

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard ended its search for a missing man who fell off a platform near Corpus Christi, Saturday.

At 5:30 p.m., commercial divers reported finding a body matching the man’s description near the platform.

Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi command center watchstanders received a call at 1:45 p.m. from Corpus Christi Police Department personnel stating a scaffolder fell off a platform at Kiewit Offshore Services and entered the water in La Quinta Channel. The on-site safety officer reported the man did not resurface and had been missing for 15 minutes.

Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and diverted an airborne MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi and an underway 29-foot Response Boat–Small crew from Coast Guard Station Port Aransas to search.

Involved in the search were:

  • Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi
  • Coast Guard Station Port Aransas
  • Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
  • Corpus Christi Police Department
  • Ingleside Police Department
  • Aransas Pass Dive Team

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