TEXSAR Members Search for Missing Person in Galveston County, TX

On January 06, 2013 TEXSAR responded to a request from the Galveston County Office of Emergency Management and the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office to assist them with a missing person search in Santa Fe, Texas. TEXSAR members Andy Anthony, Shawn Hohnstreiter, John Gibbs, Wes Meyer, Jeremy White, Chance Berry and Greg Pyles responded. Also, nine Texas Maritime Regiment members responded to support TEXSAR.

TEXSAR members served as SAR team leaders and CEO Greg Pyles served as SAR Branch Director. The responding agencies included Santa Fe Fire and Rescue, Equusearch, SAR Quest, League City Fire, The HELP Foundation, and Army National Guard troops. Search volunteers numbered over 130 by afternoon. One helicopter from Houston PD and One from the U.S. Coast Guard participated. The ground search effort covered almost ten square miles and involved over 1600 man hours.

The missing person was found later that night alive and well.