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Press Release | Jan. 17, 2024

UPDATE: Coast Guard suspends search for missing man near Bolivar Peninsula, Texas

Coast Guard PADET Texas - Office: (281) 464-4810 / After Hours: (832) 293-1293

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard has suspended its search at 7:32 p.m. Tuesday for a missing crew member near Bolivar Peninsula, Texas.

Coast Guard crews searched approximately 115 square miles for a combined 13 search hours.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston command center watchstanders received notification at 8:58 a.m. Monday from the captain of the commercial fishing vessel St. Joseph VII stating the crew member was last seen at midnight. 

Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and directed the launch of two Coast Guard Station Galveston 45-foot Response Boat–Medium crews, a Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, and a Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew to search for the missing crew member.

Involved in the search were:

  • Sector Houston-Galveston
  • Station Galveston
  • Air Station Houston
  • Air Station Corpus Christi
  • Galveston County Sheriff’s Office 

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