Coast Guard searching for person in the water off Kemah Boardwalk

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65D Dolphin file photo. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick)

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65D Dolphin file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a good Samaritan who went missing after attempting to assist a kayaker off the Kemah Boardwalk in Kemah, Texas, Wednesday.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders were notified of a 57-year-old male Kemah Boardwalk employee who went missing after attempting to help a kayaker in distress. People on scene lost sight of the employee and notified authorities. The kayaker was assisted to shore by another good Samaritan.

Involved in the search are:

  • Coast Guard Air Station Houston
  • Coast Guard Station Houston
  • Coast Guard Station Galveston
  • Sector Houston-Galveston Drone Team
  • Kemah Fire Department
  • Harris County Sheriff’s Office Marine Division
  • Seabrook Fire Department
  • Good Samaritans


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