Coast Guard searches for missing swimmer near Matagorda Bay, Texas

MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Houston

Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter File Photo

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a swimmer who went missing Saturday afternoon off Matagorda Beach a quarter mile east of the Colorado River.

Missing is a 24-year-old man, last seen wearing a white shirt and white shorts.

At 4:10 p.m., the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department called Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders to report the missing man and his friend were swimming when the man was not able to make it back to the beach and his friend lost sight of him.

Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew, a Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew and a Coast Guard Station Freeport 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew to search.

If anyone has any information or has seen this man, please contact Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders at (281) 464-4851

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