Coast Guard searching for missing man off Galveston coast

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Coast Guard searching for swimmer off Galveston coast
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Coast Guard searching for swimmer off Galveston coast.

GALVESTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a swimmer who went missing Wednesday off Galveston near the 61st Street fishing pier.

According to officials, eyewitnesses called to report a swimmer had submerged beneath the waters near 63rd and Seawall Boulevard.

The 20-year-old man, named Jacobi, was last seen wearing red shorts and no shirt.

Boat crews from the Galveston Police Department and Galveston Island Beach Patrol along with a helicopter crew are assisting in the search.