GALVESTON, Texas - Authorities are searching for an 8-year-old boy in Galveston who is believed to have been caught in a rip current on Tuesday evening.
The Coast Guard, the Galveston Police Department and the Galveston Island Beach Patrol began searching near the Galveston Seawall near 37th St. and Seawall Boulevard on Tuesday.
The Coast Guard says they were notified around 8 p.m. about a boy who had gone missing while at the beach with his family. Authorities began searching the water by boat and helicopter.
Authorities say the boy was last seen wearing black shorts.
Galveston PD and Beach Patrol are continuing the search on Wednesday.