Coast Guard searches for person in the water near Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard Cutter Tiger Shark file photo by Fireman Ross Ruddell.

Coast Guard Cutter Tiger Shark file photo by Fireman Ross Ruddell.

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a 22-year-old male in the water at Surfside Beach near Freeport, Texas.

Missing is Elijah Posada, U.S. Air Force, who was last seen wearing a maroon shirt.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received notification Sunday of a 22-year-old Posada who was swimming approximately 100-feet from shore when an individual reported seeing him being pulled by a rip current. Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a Coast Guard Station Freeport 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew and a Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Sector Houston-Galveston command center at 281-464-4854.

Involved in the search are:

  • Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston
  • Coast Guard Air Station Houston
  • Coast Guard Station Freeport
  • Coast Guard Cutter Tiger Shark
  • Surfside Police Department
  • Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office

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