Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer in Matagorda Co.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Adareshea Taylor Williams
Adareshea Taylor Williams

SARGENT, TX (KTRK) -- The Coast Guard and Matagorda County Sheriff's Department are searching for a man who went missing last night while swimming with a friend near an inlet of East Matagorda Bay.

Adareshea Taylor Williams, 25, is 5 feet 11 inches tall, and about 180 pounds. He has tattoos and was last seen wearing orange shorts.

The Sheriff's Department reported that a woman was swimming with Williams around 9pm and lost sight of him off Caney Creek beachfront. She was able to make it to shore on the opposite side of the inlet and called for help.

A helicopter and boat search ensued last night, and search crews are working today to help find Williams.

If anyone has seen Williams, or has any additional information that may assist the search effort, please contact the Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston command center at 281-464-4854 or on the radio on VHF channel 16.