Coast Guard recovers bodies of 2 boaters near Seabrook

SEABROOK, Texas (KTRK) -- The Coast Guard has ended the search for two missing boaters after bodies matching the descriptions of both people were found near Seabrook on Wednesday.

On Tuesday evening, a boat washed up on El Jardin Beach in Pasadena at about 7:15 p.m. Officials found a backpack onboard, and found the boat's kill switch had been pulled. A search began for the missing boaters.

At about 10:40 p.m., Coast Guard officials rescued a 13-year-old girl in Galveston Bay. She informed the crew that everyone onboard had been thrown into the water, and that the two people she was with were still missing.

Just before 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, authorities located a body matching the description of the missing boater in his early 60s.

Then at about 3 p.m. Wednesday, a body matching the description of the missing boater in her early 30s was recovered by the Kemah Police Department's Marine One Division.



"We extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends who are dealing with this tragic loss," said Cmdr. Jordan Baldueza, Sector Houston-Galveston search and rescue mission coordinator. "I would like to thank the multiple federal, state, and local agency partners for their diligent response and search efforts."

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