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Coast Guard seeks public help to find missing boys off the Texas coast

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Searchers are trying to locate two boys who were last seen in the water near the seawall in Galveston.

A Coast Guard statement says the boys — ages 11 and 16 — were reported missing around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, sparking a search from helicopter and on foot along the shoreline.

Authorities believe the children went into the water near some jetties, at 17th Street and Seawall Boulevard, when they disappeared.

In an update emailed to Navy Times on Monday, Coast Guard officials said that they had resumed the hunt after deploying an Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter and a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium out of Galveston.

Galveston Police and the Galveston Island Beach Patrol also are searching.

Anyone with information about the missing boys should contact Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders at 281-464-4854.

On Sept. 8, a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin crew from Houston and the cutter Sea Horse rescued three adults and two teenagers who were clinging to an overturned vessel about two miles off Crystal Beach.

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