1 drowned, 1 missing off Texas Gulf coastal bend

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Associated Press

Posted on April 10, 2012 at 11:30 AM

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Coast guard says it continues to search for a man missing off the middle Texas Gulf coast since Sunday.

A Coast Guard statement Monday says Port Aransas police reported that of a party of four men swimming off the city's jetties Sunday afternoon, only two returned to shore. Port Arthur police recovered the body of a third swimmer, but the fourth swimmer remained missing Monday.

Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Griffin says and air and surface search was continuing of 63 square miles of coastal waters on Monday, while the Port Aransas Fire Department's beach rescue searched the shore.

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