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

Coast Guard  MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Parrinello.

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard has ended the search for a possible person in the water off Surfside Beach in Freeport, Texas.

At approximately 9 p.m, Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received notification from a good Samaritan who reported assisting five adults back to shore after their pool floats were pulled away from the beach. One of the pool floats was not able to be recovered by the good Samaritan and matched the description of the initial report.

The search began when Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from a concerned beachgoer that two people on a grey pool float were struggling to make it back to shore.

Brazoria County Sheriff’s Deputies were able to confirm with other beachgoers that one person was reportedly seen using the pool float.

Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast.

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and a Coast Guard Station Freeport 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew were launched to the scene.

Involved in the search were:

  • Coast Guard Air Station Houston
  • Coast Guard Station Freeport
  • Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office


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