Search for missing airman continues on Texas Surfside beach

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Hannah Dellinger

Houston Chronicle

Authorities are searching for a U.S. Air Force member who went missing off Surfside Beach on Sunday.

Witnesses told the U.S. Coast Guard Elijah Posada, 22, was caught in a riptide while he was swimming about 100 feet from the shore near Freeport.

The Coast Guard launched a rescue boat and helicopter search team on Sunday.

Posada was last seen wearing a maroon shirt.

Picture taken from embedded YouTube video above

Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Coast Guard’s Houston- Galveston command center at 281-464-4854.

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