Coast Guard suspends search for owner of kayak near Crystal Beach, Texas

The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of this unmanned, beached kayak found in the vicinity of Meynig Drive in Crystal Beach, Texas, on Aug. 20, 2018. Anyone with information that may help identify the owner of the kayak is asked to contact the Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston Command Center at 281-464-4851. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Galvston County Sheriff's Office.

This unmanned, beached kayak was found in the vicinity of Meynig Drive in Crystal Beach, Texas, on Aug. 20, 2018.   U.S. Coast Guard photo by Galvston County Sheriff’s Office.

HOUSTON —The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the owner of an unmanned, beached kayak found in the vicinity of Meynig Drive in Crystal Beach, Texas, pending the development of new information.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received notification from the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office at 5:00 a.m. of an orange kayak found in the vicinity of Meynig Drive.

An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew and a Coast Guard Station 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew were launched to search the area.

Involved in the search were:

  • Coast Guard Station Galveston 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew
  • Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew
  • Galveston County Sheriff’s Office

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