While Coast Guard crews comb the waters off Galveston, Texas, officials are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man last seen near Seawolf Park on Wednesday.
“We’re pretty much alternating between the helicopter and small boats. We searched throughout the night and we’ll keep searching,” Coast Guard spokeswoman Public Affairs Specialist 3rd Class Johanna Strickland told Navy Times.
The ferry’s walk-on passenger is described as a Hispanic man in his early 30s. He was last seen wearing a cream jacket, green shirt and blue denim jeans.
Coast Guard watchstanders immediately deployed an MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter from Air Station Houston and a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium and a 29-foot Response Boat-Small from Galveston.
Galveston Police joined in the search, and they were assisted by two motorized lifeboats from the John W. Johnson.
Anyone with information about this missing person is urged to call 281-464-4854.
On Pelican Island, Seawolf Park commemorates the tragic World War II loss of the Navy’s Seawolf, a Sargo-class submarine that most likely was mistakenly fired upon by the destroyer escort Richard M. Rowell off the Indonesian island of Morotai on Oct. 3, 1944.