Coast Guard finds body of man who went missing after struck by wave in surf near Galveston

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard ended its search Tuesday morning for a missing man who was last seen wading in the surf at Rollover Bay near Galveston.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders were notified by the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office that they recovered the body of the missing 33-year-old man approximately one mile on the beach from where he reportedly entered the water.

The search began Monday evening after watchstanders received a report from the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office of a man who disappeared after being hit by a wave while wading in the surf. His family members lost sight of him, and immediately called for help.

Involved in the search were:

  • Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrews
  • Station Galveston 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crews
  • Crystal Beach Fire Department
  • Galveston County Police Department
  • High Island Police Department volunteers
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