Coast Guard searches for missing man near Galveston, Texas

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a 33-year-old man who went missing after wading in the surf at Rollover Bay near Galveston, Texas, Monday evening.

At approximately 6 p.m. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office of the 33-year-old man who was witnessed by family members to have disappeared after being hit by a wave while wading in the surf. The missing man is a Caucasian male wearing a red t-shirt and khaki shorts.

Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew and a Coast Guard Station Galveston 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew to search for the missing man.

Involved in the search are:

  • Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrews
  • Station Galveston 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crews
  • Crystal Beach Fire Department
  • Galveston County Police Department
  • High Island Police Department volunteers

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