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The Coast Guard is searching for a missing swimmer at Matagorda Beach.

Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received notification that a 16-year-old boy was reported missing after not making it back to shore while swimming with friends.

Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and launched Air Station Houston and Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 aircrews, a Sector/Air Station HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew and a Station Port O’Connor 45-foot Response Boat–Medium boat crew and also diverted the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sea Horse.

The Matagorda Sheriff’s Office and Texas Parks and Wildlife are assisting in the search.

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