Family finds body of missing airman off Texas coast after Coast Guard suspends search

By Amir Vera7 days ago

(CNN)Family members of the missing 22-year-old airman found his body Tuesday morning off the Texas Coast, according to the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office.

Elijah Posana, 22, was swimming approximately 100 feet from shore at Surfside Beach near Freeport, Texas, Sunday when an individual saw him pulled away by a rip current, according to a news release from the Coast Guard's 8th District Texas Detachment.

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Freeport sits along the Gulf of Mexico, about 60 miles south of Houston.

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