CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas —
The Coast Guard is searching for a possible person in the water after locating
an overturned life raft near a debris field 68 miles northeast of Brownsville,
Texas, Sunday afternoon.
While on routine
patrol, a Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144 Ocean Sentry
aircraft crew spotted an orange life ring, pink life jacket and a small
Approximately three miles away, an overturned life raft was found.
Involved in the search are:
- An HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft crew from Sector/Air Station
- An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Sector/Air
Station Corpus Chrisit
- A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard
Station South Padre Island
- The Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo
Anyone with information regarding the search is requested to contact the
Coast Guard Sector/Air Station command center at (361) 939-0450.