Coast Guard ends search for missing swimmer near Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll

Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll

HOUSTON —The Coast Guard has ended the search for a missing swimmer at Surfside Beach near Freeport, Texas, Tuesday morning.

At approximately 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening, Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received notification that a 17-year-old boy was reported missing after not making it back to shore while swimming with friends.

Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and launched an Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin aircrew and a Station Freeport 29-foot Response Boat–Small boat crew. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sea Horse was also diverted.

Involved in the search were:

  • A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew
  • A Coast Guard Station Freeport 29-foot Response Boat–Small boat crew
  • Coast Guard Cutter Sea Horse
  • Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office
  • Freeport Police Department
  • Surfside Police Department
  • Freeport EMS


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