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Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer near Freeport, Texas

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

At approximately 8:00 p.m., Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received notification that a 17-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 and launched an Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin aircrew and a Station Freeport 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sea Horse was also diverted.

Involved in the search are:

An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew
A Station Freeport 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew
Coast Guard Cutter Sea Horse
Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office
Freeport Police Department
Surfside Police Department
Freeport EMS
Anyone with information can contact Sector Houston-Galveston at 281-464-4854.

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