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Coast Guard Suspends Search For Father, Son

CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston
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File photo of a U.S. Coast Guard rescue operation. (Photo Credit: U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

File photo of a U.S. Coast Guard rescue operation. (Photo Credit: U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) On Monday, the Coast Guard suspended its search for a 48-year-old-man and his 10-year-old son; both were swept away Sunday near San Luis Pass.

Reports indicate that family members of the two called the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office around 9 a.m. Sunday after losing sight of them in the surf.

Search crews arrived to look for the son and father and did so until night fall. They resumed their efforts when the sun came up Monday but did not find them.

According to the Galveston County Beach Patrol, the family said that two children were swimming together and were pulled away by the current after stepping off the sand bar.

One of the children’s father helped his son back to the sandbar; however, when Raul Stothart attempted to retrieve his son Chandler they were both taken under by the current.

The U.S. Coast Guard used a helicopter as well as a water craft to conduct the search for both Raul Stothart and his son Chandler.

Additional reports indicate that authorities issued a warning to beach goers after two tides were stacked together. As a result, the tides made for strong currents.

In addition to the Coast Guard searching for the father and son, Texas Equusearch also assisted in the search. The volunteers were already searching for 19-year-old Christopher Jackson who disappeared Friday night. Officials also stated that six drownings have been reported over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

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