Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for missing man near Corpus Christi, Texas

Published 3:57 pm Saturday, October 1, 2022

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing man who fell off a platform near Corpus Christi, Saturday.

Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi command center watchstanders received a call at 1:45 p.m. from Corpus Christi Police Department personnel stating a scaffolder fell off a platform at Kiewit Offshore Services and entered the water in La Quinta Channel. The on-site safety officer reported the man did not resurface and had been missing for 15 minutes.

Missing is a Latino male last seen wearing a manually-inflatable blue life jacket, safety harness and tool belt.  

Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and diverted an airborne MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi and an underway 29-foot Response Boat–Small crew from Coast Guard Station Port Aransas to begin searching.

Involved in the search are:

  • Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi
  • Coast Guard Station Port Aransas
  • Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
  • Corpus Christi Police Department
  • Ingleside Police Department
  • Aransas Pass Dive Team 

Anyone with information that may assist search efforts should contact Sector Corpus Christi at 361-939-0450.

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