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Body Of Swimmer Found

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) The search for a missing swimmer ended Sunday morning after officials recovered the body near San Luis Pass.

According to reports, a jogger on the beach noticed the body just after 7 a.m. It was then that a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter spotted the body in the water as well. Galveston police were contacted and the body was recovered.

Further reports indicated that the body was later identified as that of 21-year-old Marke Williams of Clear Lake.

Williams who disappeared Friday night while swimming with a friend at San Luis Pass, went under the water but never resurfaced; Williams’ friend, however, was OK.

With the San Luis Pass notorious for its dangerous tides and currents, Williams drowning marks the fourth this past month.

The San Luis Pass is properly fitted with visible signs that stipulate “NO SWIMMING” but officials say that many individuals swim there anyway.

Authorities encourage all who visit San Luis Pass to not only read and recognize the posted “NO SWIMMING” signs but adhere to the warnings.

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