Coast Guard ends search for person in the water off Kemah Boardwalk

Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard has ended the search for the good Samaritan who was last seen attempting to assist a kayaker off the Kemah Boardwalk in Kemah, Texas.

At 10:37 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received notification that a body had been recovered matching the description of the missing person.

The search began Wednesday when Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders were notified of a 57-year-old male Kemah Boardwalk employee who went missing after attempting to help a kayaker in distress. People on scene lost sight of the employee and notified authorities. The kayaker was assisted to shore by another good Samaritan.

Involved in the search were:

  • Coast Guard Air Station Houston
  • Coast Guard Station Houston
  • Coast Guard Station Galveston
  • Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston Drone Team
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife
  • Kemah Fire Department
  • Kemah Police Department
  • Nassau Bay Fire Department
  • Webster Fire Department
  • Seabrook Fire Department
  • The Houston Port Authority
  • Galveston County Sheriff’s Office
  • Galveston County Office of Emergency Management
  • Harris County Sheriff’s Office
  • Houston Police Department
  • Texas City Office of Emergency Management Drone Team
  • Chamber’s County Sheriff’s Office
  • Kemah Boardwalk
  • Good Samaritans


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