Emergency Services Search For Missing Kayaker

Date: Saturday, December 27, 2014, 19:34
Location: 11800 South Padre Island Drive
Event: Missing Person
Case Number: 1412270131

Corpus Christi Police and other Emergency Services are searching for a man who was last seen in the water near the JFK Causeway Saturday night.

Corpus Christi Police responded to a distress call in which three people were stranded in the water of the Laguna Madre near the 11800 block of South Padre Island Drive. Emergency crews rescued a 22-year-old woman and a 33-year-old man. The two rescued people explained they boated on a kayak with a 32-year-old man in the water when the weather changed and the wind caused their boat to capsize. The 22-year-old woman and the 33-year-old man wore life vests at the time of the event. The woman and man told Officers the 32-year-old man attempted to swim to shore, but they last saw the man in the water. A search was conducted and the 32-year-old man was not found.

The Corpus Christi Police Dive Team went out to the area and searched with SONAR but did not locate anything out of the ordinary and the 32-year-old man is still missing. The missing 32-year-old man is identified as Juan Martinez and was last seen wearing an orange knit cap, camouflaged long sleeve shirt and camouflaged waders. The Corpus Christi Police Dive Team has discontinued their search until more indicators of the man’s location may be identified. Corpus Christi Police ask for aid from the public to locate the 32-year-old man. Anyone with any information to help locate the missing 32-year-old man should call the Corpus Christi Police at 886-2600.