Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer near Matagorda, Texas

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo.

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing swimmer at Matagorda Beach near Matagorda, Texas, Sunday.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received notification that a 16-year-old boy was reported missing after not making it back to shore while swimming with friends.

Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast, launched Air Station Houston and Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 aircrews, a Sector/Air Station HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew and a Station Port O’Connor 45-foot Response Boat–Medium boat crew and also diverted the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sea Horse.

Involved in the search are:

  • A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew
  • A Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew
  • A Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew
  • A Coast Guard Station Port O’Connor 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew
  • Coast Guard Cutter Sea Horse
  • Matagorda Sheriff’s Office
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife

Anyone with information can contact Sector Houston-Galveston at 281-464-4854.


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