GALVESTON, Texas – The United States Coast Guard ended its search for a 29-year-old swimmer Sunday after officials said a body was recovered.
The body matched the description of the missing man, officials said.
Authorities identified the man as Jose Abel Hernandez. Officials said he had been drinking with a group of friends.
Hernandez went in for a swim and never came back up.
Watchstanders said they received a notification of a missing person around 1:30 a.m. after the man's friends said they had lost sight of him when he went swimming.
Officials said he was from El Salvador and was living in Houston.