SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (KTRK) -- A search is ongoing for a 17-year-old who went off in the water off South Padre Island.
According to the Coast Guard, a 911 call was made at about 4:12 p.m. Wednesday about a missing swimmer who was last seen in the water near Beach Access 5.
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The victim is said to be 5 feet, 10 inches tall. He weighs about 140 pounds and was last seen wearing black shorts and glasses.
An urgent marine information broadcast was launched and a boat crew was sent to search for the missing swimmer.
Anyone with information that could help the search efforts is urged to contact Sector Corpus Christi at 361-939-0450.