Body found amid search for swimmer last seen near San Luis Pass

By Megan Kennedy - Digital News Editor

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.

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