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

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.