Coast Guard, local authorities search for missing swimmer near Galveston
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a man who went missing at 45th Street and Seawall in Galveston, Thursday.
The 21-year old man, who was swimming approximately 30 yards offshore and wearing a tan shirt and white shorts, was last seen shortly after 1 p.m.
The Coast Guard launched a MH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter and crew from Air Station Houston, as well as a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium and crew from Station Galveston. Lifeguards and the Galveston Beach Patrol are also searching for the man.
The Coast Guard encourages swimmers and beachgoers to swim with caution, and heed all warnings, posted and otherwise, by officials.