FREEPORT, Texas - The Coast Guard is searching for a missing U.S. Air Force member who was last seen in the water at Surfside Beach near Freeport on Sunday.
Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report that 22-year-old Elijah Posana was swimming about 100-feet from shore when someone saw him being pulled by a rip current.
Posana was last seen wearing a maroon shirt.
Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a Coast Guard Station Freeport 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew and a Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew.
Involved in the search are Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston, Coast Guard Air Station Houston, Coast Guard Station Freeport, Coast Guard Cutter Tiger Shark, Surfside Police Department and Brazoria County Sheriff's Office.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Sector Houston-Galveston command center at 281-464-4854.