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Coast Guard, agencies end search for person in the water near Texas City, Texas

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard, along with multiple local, state and federal agencies ended the search Sunday morning for Chief Chris Reed, Kemah Chief of Police after his body was recovered from the water approximately one and a half miles north of the Texas City Dike in Texas City, Texas.

At 7:54 a.m. a body matching the description of Chief Chris Reed was recovered from the water by a Galveston County Marine Unit boat crew west of Buoy 32 in the Houston Ship Channel.

“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Chief Reed, as well as the Kemah and law enforcement communities,” said Lt. Cmdr. Caren Damon, Coast Guard SAR Mission Coordinator.

Coast Guard crews searched more than 650 square miles over the course of approximately 40 hours

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