Riverside, California 2021-10-07 14:02:33 –
Corpus Christi, Texas — The US Coast Guard reports looking for a man in Texas who was swept away by ocean currents.
The man went missing Wednesday afternoon at Steps Beach in Rincon, Puerto Rico.
The 24-year-old Michael Walter from Dallas was last seen being washed away by ocean currents.
Walter is a strong swimmer, reportedly about 170 pounds, with brown skin and wearing gray shorts.
First responders received 911 calls from witnesses who reported that they were being pulled into the sea by ocean currents. The two reportedly were on vacation together in Puerto Rico. One was able to return to the shore with the help of a bystander who reported the incident to 911.
Following Wednesday’s 911 call, observers ordered the Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter to be launched, diverting Coast Guard cutter Joseph Tezanos to search for Walter.
The Puerto Rican Office for Emergency Management rescue team and the Puerto Rican police headquarters’ swift action maritime forces are also actively searching.
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