Three People Located, One Still Missing Near Galveston

HOUSTON – The Coast Guard has located three of the four people who went missing Sunday morning off the coast of Galveston, Texas.

A rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Houston located three people a little over ten miles south of Jamaica Beach, Galveston. One person was hoisted into the helicopter and rushed to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Galveston and the patrol boat Skipjack were directed to the location by the helicopter. The search is continuing for the fourth missing person with two helicopters, a rescue boat, a patrol boat, a Falcon jet from Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, and a C-130 Hercules aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla.

The identification and conditions of the people located are unknown at this time.

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