According to reports, the man was reported missing very early on Sunday morning and recovered a few hours later.
May 26, 2019 – 8:00 am: A man’s body was recovered by the Coast Guard on Sunday morning after the man had been reported missing a few hours before. The man’s friends had reported that the 29-year-old man was missing at about 1:30 a.m. on Sunday morning.
The man had last been seen swimming at San Luis Pass near Galveston, and the Coast Guard mobilized several boats and helicopters to find him. Rescue crews included an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, a Station Freeport 45-foot Response Boat, the Coast Guard Cutter Stingray, the Galveston Police Department, the Galveston Beach Patrol, Gulf Coast Patrol, and the Jamaica Beach Fire Department. It took several hours to find the man’s body.
The Coast Guard has not commented definitively on the cause of the man’s death, and the man’s identity has not been made public at this time. It is unclear why the man’s friends lost sight of him and why the man was swimming so late at night.
The incident is still under investigation at the present time. No one else was harmed in the incident.