Coast Guard ends search for person in the water near Texas City, Texas

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard, along with multiple local, state and federal agencies ended the search Sunday morning for Chief Chris Reed, Kemah Chief of Police, after his body was recovered from the water approximately one and a half miles north of the Texas City Dike in Texas City, Texas.

At 7:54 a.m. a body matching the description of Chief Chris Reed was recovered from the water by a Galveston County Marine Unit boat crew west of Buoy 32 in the Houston Ship Channel.

“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Chief Reed, as well as the Kemah and law enforcement communities,” said Lt. Cmdr. Caren Damon, Coast Guard SAR Mission Coordinator.

Coast Guard crews searched more than 650 square miles over the course of approximately 40 hours.

Involved in the search were:

  • Coast Guard Air Station Houston
  • Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi
  • Coast Guard Station Galveston
  • Coast Guard Cutter Tiger Shark
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Texas City Fire Department Marine Unit
  • Galveston County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit
  • Galveston Police Department Marine and Dive Unit
  • Galveston Island Beach Patrol
  • Nassau Bay Fire Department
  • Chambers County Marine Unit
  • Harris County Marine Unit
  • UTMB Marine Police
  • Texas EquuSearch
  • Pasadena Police Department
  • Pearland Police Department
  • Webster Fire Department
  • League City Fire Department
  • Seabrook Fire Department
  • Bay City Fire Department
  • Houston Police Department
  • HAZMAT Special Services, LLC


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