Coast Guard searching for possible person in water near Brownsville, Texas

Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lexie Preston.

Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lexie Preston.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is searching for a possible person in the water after locating an overturned life raft near a debris field 68 miles northeast of Brownsville, Texas, Sunday afternoon.

While on routine patrol, a Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft crew spotted an orange life ring, pink life jacket and a small debris field.

Approximately three miles away, an overturned life raft was found.

Involved in the search are:

  • An HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft crew from Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi
  • An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Sector/Air Station Corpus Chrisit
  • A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station South Padre Island
  • The Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo

Anyone with information regarding the search is requested to contact the Coast Guard Sector/Air Station command center at (361) 939-0450.

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