Coast Guard searches for missing man

CORPUS Christi, Texas – The Coast Guard is conducting a search for a 19-year-old man who was reported missing off the Packery Channel jetties this evening.

A watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi received a call at 3:42 p.m. from the Corpus Christi Police Department, reporting that a group of four people were knocked off the southern jetty of Packery Channel by a wave. Three people from the group were recovered by Good Samaritans and taken to EMS that were on scene.

An HH-65C Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Corpus Christi was launched to search for the last person of the group.

The Coast Guard plans to continue searching the area tomorrow morning.

Anyone with information about the missing man is encouraged to contact the Coast Guard at (361) 939-6393.

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