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Child's body recovered during search for missing boy on Texas beach

Coast Guard calls off hours-long search
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Posted at 6:41 PM, May 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-02 19:41:05-04

The Coast Guard has ended its search for a 10-year-old boy who went missing while swimming off Crystal Beach, Texas, after a body was found locating his description on Saturday.

Shortly after 3 p.m., Sector Houston-Galveston watch-standers received notification from the Galveston County Sheriff's Office that a body was located matching the description of the boy.

According to KPRC in Houston, the boy went missing while swimming with his father. Deputies first received a call from a woman, who said her husband and child were missing. The father returned to shore soon after.

The Coast Guard search lasted only hours after receiving the call around noon on Saturday.

Crystal Beach is on the Bolivar Peninsula in Galveston County and is about 17 miles from Galveston.

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