Coast Guard ends search for person in the water near South Padre Island

A body was found which ended the search Thursday

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard ended its search Thursday after a body matching the description of the missing swimmer was located two miles north of Beach Access 6 near South Padre Island, Texas.

Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders were initially notified Wednesday morning by South Padre Island Police Department of a missing swimmer near Beach Access 21.

Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast. An Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew and Station South Padre Island Response Boat-Medium and Response Boat-Small boat crews were launched to conduct the search.

Involved in the search were:

  • Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi
  • Coast Guard Station South Padre Island
  • Coast Guard Cutter Edgar Culbertson
  • Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
  • South Padre Island Fire Department Beach Patrol
  • South Padre Island Police Department


*Courtesy of the U.S. coast guard