‘No one was searching for him with me’: Father of US Air Force member who went missing near Surfside Beach finds son’s body

SURFSIDE BEACH, Texas – The father of a missing U.S. Air Force member who disappeared near Surfside Beach Sunday said he found his son’s body.

Ernesto Posana called KPRC 2 to notify us that he found his son Elijah Posana’s body on his own and pulled it out of the water around 7 a.m. Tuesday.

“No one was searching for him with me,” Posana told KPRC 2.

The Coast Guard suspended the search for 22-year-old Elijah Posana on Monday after they were unable to locate his body.

Crews had been out for 28 hours, covering 100 square miles by boat and air, trying to find Elijah Posana.

Earlier Monday, Elijah Posana’s father pleaded for additional resources to help find his son.

“We cannot just wait like this for his body to go the inland water. We need somebody to search for him 24 hours,” Erneto Posana told KPRC 2.

The elder Posana said his son was using his three weeks leave from his station in Missouri to vacation with his family.

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