Coast Guard searching for missing man who didn't return after renting boat in Galveston

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Crews search for man who didn't return after renting boat in Galveston
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Officials said the missing man intended to visit the SS Selma and return before sunset. He's described as a white male last seen in a 22-foot center console boat with a blue top.

GALVESTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The Coast Guard is searching for a 51-year-old man who didn't return after renting a boat near Galveston.

The owner of a boating rental service at the Galveston Yacht Marina called the Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston at 7 p.m. on Sunday and reported that a renter had not returned after departing at 2:30 p.m.

The caller said the missing man intended to visit the SS Selma and return before sunset. He's described as a white male last seen in a 22-foot center console boat with a blue top.

USCG Heartland tweeted a photo of what the boat looks like.

Coast Guard officials said it's unclear if the man was wearing a life jacket.

Boat crews and a helicopter crew searched for the man on Monday morning.

Anyone with information that may assist search efforts should contact Sector Houston-Galveston at (281) 464-4851.