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

Coast Guard Cutter Tiger Shark file photo.

Coast Guard Cutter Tiger Shark file photo.

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water north of the Texas City Dike near Texas City, Texas, Friday.

The missing person was described as a Caucasian male wearing a grey shirt with no life jacket.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a call from the Texas City Police Department after it was reported to them that a male entered the water when the vessel he was on was hit by a large wake. Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast.

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, a Station Galveston 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew and a 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew, and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tiger Shark were launched to the scene.

Involved in the search are:

  • Coast Guard Air Station Houston
  • Coast Guard Station Galveston
  • Coast Guard Cutter Tiger Shark
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
  • 
Texas City Marine Unit
  • Galveston County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit
  • Galveston Police Department
  • Galveston Island Beach Patrol

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