Coast Guard ends search for missing swimmer near Matagorda, Texas

Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo

Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard ended the search for a missing swimmer at Matagorda Beach near Matagorda, Texas, Monday.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received notification that a body was recovered at approximately 6:00 p.m. matching the description of the missing swimmer.

The search began Sunday when Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report that a 16-year-old boy was missing after not making it back to shore while swimming with friends.

Involved in the search were:

  • A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew
  • A Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew
  • A Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew
  • A Coast Guard Station Freeport 45-foot Response Boat–Medium boat crew
  • A Coast Guard Station Port O’Connor 45-foot Response Boat–Medium boat crew
  • A Sector Houston-Galveston drone team
  • Coast Guard Cutter Sea Horse
  • Coast Guard Cutter Stingray
  • Matagorda Sheriff’s Office
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife


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