610SPOR2 35h_CBSSportsRad_Houston

News

Body Of Swimmer Found

CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston
View Comments
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)

Featured Items

77820352_8PHOTOS: The Bikini: from the '50s to Now

77820352_8Meet The 6-10s

77820352_8Best 7 Events At The Astrodome

77820352_8World Cup's Hottest Fans

From Our CBS Music Sites

77820352_8JJ Watt Will Deliver Pizza To You?!

77820352_8Photo: Kim Kardashian Shows Off Her Famous Booty & Topless!

77820352_8Reporter Shot At While Covering A Homicide

77820352_8Do’s And Don’ts Of Kissing

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

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.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus