Body found overnight on local beach

Body found overnight on local beach

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Corpus Christi Police say the body of a man has been found on a local beach.

Officers received a call just before 2:00 A.M. Thursday about a body being found on the South side of the Packery Channel, close to where a male swimmer went missing on Wednesday afternoon.

Emergency crews say three swimmers were out in the water on J.P. Luby beach just before 5 P.M. when they began to struggle near the Packery Channel north jetty.

The Nueces Co. Emergency Services No. 2 says two female swimmers were rescued, but the third, believed to be a 26-year-old man not from the area, disappeared in the surf.

The U.S. Coast Guard, the Corpus Christi Fire Department and beach rescue were among those on the scene Wednesday.

Corpus Christi Fire Department Battallion Chief Billy Belyieu had stated he was originally hopeful the swimmer would be found alive, following reports the man had a flotation device with him when he went missing.

Officials have not yet confirmed that the body found is that of the missing swimmer.

This is a developing story. Check back with KRIS 6 News for updates. Our crew at the scene will provide more information as it becomes available.

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