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Coast Guard searching for overdue jet skier near South Padre Island, Texas

US Coast Guard H-144 Ocean Sentry, Fixed wing Air Station Corpus Christi in search jet skier
Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi have three HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft, the first receibed in June 12, 2014. With them the USCG maintains the law enforcement operations, and search and rescue misions with the fixed wing fleet in South Texas.
U.S. Coast Guard photo (archive).

USCG search jet skier.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is searching for an overdue jet skier who was last seen between Port Isabel and South Padre Island, Texas, Sunday.

Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report of an overdue 27-year-old man who was due to return his rented jet ski at 5 p.m.

Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew and a Station South Padre Island 33-foot Special Purpose Craft–Law Enforcement boat crew. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Alligator were diverted to the scene. 

The jet ski is reported to be green with the number three on the front. 

Involved in the search: 

  • A Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew
  • A Station South Padre Island 33-foot Special Purpose Craft–Law Enforcement boat crew
  • The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Alligator
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife
  • The Port Isabel Police Department
US Coast Guard Cutter Alligator, USCG Cutter Alligator in search jet skier
The Coast Guard Cutter Alligator and a fixed-wing USCG aircraft in search mission to 22 nautical miles off the coast of Cuba in 2015.
U.S. Coast Guard photo (archive).

Anyone with information should contact Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi at 361-939-0450.

-USCG-

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