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Coast Guard searching for person in the water near Galveston, Texas

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HOUSTON —The Coast Guard is seeking the public's help in identifying a person last seen in the water near Seawolf Park in Galveston, Texas, Thursday.

At approximately 7:15 p.m Wednesday, Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received the report of a person in the water from the ferry John W. Johnson. 

The walk-on passenger was reported to be a Hispanic male in his early 30's wearing a cream jacket, green shirt and blue jeans. 

Coast Guard assets searched throughout the night and are continuing to search the area near Seawolf Park. 

Involved in the search: 

  • An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter
  •  A Station Galveston 45-foot Response Boat–Medium and a 29-foot Response Boat–Small
  • Galveston Police Department
  • Two motorized lifeboats from the John W. Johnson

Anyone with information can contact Sector Houston-Galveston at 281-464-4854.

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