Coast Guard News
8th District Public Affairs
U.S. Coast Guard
Date: July 20, 2012
Coast Guard Public Affairs Detachment Houston
Office: (713) 578-3080
Mobile: (832) 293-1293
Coast Guard searching for two missing swimmers near Freeport
A good Samaritan contacted Station Freeport at approximately 1:40 p.m. stating that two men were spotted on an inner tube. The men were drifting away from land and were approximately 8-miles offshore.
A two-person inner tube washed up further north on Surfside beach.
The sector watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast requesting any information on the missing men.
"The Coast Guard recommends to always practice water safety; wear a life jacket when swimming and be aware of currents and potential rip tides in your area," said Zack Edwards, a watchstander at Sector Houston-Galveston.
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