Coast Guard searches for person in the water in Powderhorn Lake near Port O’Connor

Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi Dolphin helicopter file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers

Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi Dolphin helicopter file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is searching for a 19-year-old male who was last seen entering the water in Powderhorn Lake near Port O’Connor, Texas, and not resurfacing Monday evening.

Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders were notified that a friend reported the 19-year-old fisherman was wade fishing and last seen going underwater. Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144 Ocean Sentry and MH-65 Dolphin aircrews, and a Station Port O’Connor shallow-water boat crew to conduct the search.

Involved in the search:

  • Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi
  • Coast Guard Station Port O’Connor
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
  • Calhoun County Police and Fire departments
  • Good Samaritans


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