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U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas
UPDATE: Coast Guard searching for possible person in the water near Freeport, Texas
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HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a possible person in the water off Surfside Beach in Freeport, Texas, Tuesday.
At approximately 3:00 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received an initial report from a concerned beachgoer that two people on a grey pool float were struggling to make it back to shore.
Brazoria County Sheriff’s Deputies were able to confirm with other beachgoers that one person was reportedly seen using the pool float.
Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast.
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and a Station Freeport 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew were launched to the scene.
The crew of the RB-S located a pool float matching the description of the initial report.
Anyone with information should contact Sector Houston-Galveston at 281-464-4854.
Involved in the search are:
- Coast Guard Air Station Houston
- Coast Guard Station Freeport
- Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office
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