Police Search For Missing Swimmer

Date: Friday, April 1, 2016, 10:45am
Location: 15900 Gulf Beach Road (Beach Marker 234)
Event: Missing Person
Case Number: 1604010069

Corpus Christi Police assisted other agencies in a search for a missing 16-year-old boy in the water of the Gulf of Mexico near Beach Marker 234 on Padre Island Friday morning.

Corpus Christi Police responded to a call for help to search for a 16-year-old boy in the water at 10:45am. Officers met a 46-year-old man who told Officers that a 16-year-old boy had gone in the water with a group of people, but the 16-year-old boy had disappeared. The 46-year-old man told Officers the rest of the group was on shore and safe, but they could not find the 16-year-old boy and believed he was still in the water.

Other emergency services agencies responded to the area to search for the boy. The 46-year-old man provided a description of the missing 16-year-old boy as 5 feet 7 inches tall, about 150 pounds with brown hair, brown eyes, olive tone skin and was last seen wearing black and red swim trunks. The 46-year-old man told Officers the 16-year-old boy is not a resident of the Corpus Christi area.

Corpus Christi Police continue to search the shore of the beach in an effort to locate the 16-year-old boy. The 16-year-old boy remains missing as of 4:30pm April 1, 2016. If anyone has any additional information or is able to locate the boy, they should call the Corpus Christi Police at 361-886-2600 or 911 without delay.