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Coast Guard searches for missing kayaker near San Luis Pass, Texas
News Release
Thursday, January 03, 2019

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing kayaker near San Luis Pass, Texas, Thursday.

Missing is 49 year-old Charles Ferguson, last seen in a green kayak and wearing a white shirt. 

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a call from the wife of the missing kayaker after he failed to contact her Wednesday. She also reported that Galveston Beach Patrol had found his truck locked, but without the kayak.

An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew was launched to the area of the missing kayaker. A Station Freeport 45-foot Response Boat–Medium boat crew, a Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew, Galveston Island Police Department and Galveston Island Beach Patrol boat crews are also assisting with search efforts. 

Anyone with information on the missing kayaker can contact the Sector Houston-Galveston Command Center at 281-464-4853.

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