Child's body recovered while searching for missing boy in Galveston County

Posted at 5:07 PM, May 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-02 18:42:54-04

GALVESTON COUNTY, Texas — A child's body has been recovered during the search for a 10-year-old boy who went missing near Crystal Beach in Galveston County, according to ABC13.

The boy went missing while swimming near Crystal Beach near the Bolivar Peninsula on Saturday around 11:55 a.m., the U.S. Coast Guard said.

Watchstanders launched a helicopter air crew and two boat crews to help search for the boy.

Deputies later confirmed the father was found alive.

Around 3:15 p.m., officers found the body of a child located near the area of the beach where the 10-year-old boy was reported missing, according to ABC13.

The body still needs to be identified.

The boy's father told officials they were in the water, just above waist deep, when a wave came and knocked them over.

When the dad came up, he said a current separated him from his son.

The dad said his son was fighting the current trying to get back to him when he disappeared.