3 missing swimmers presumed drowned

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Associated Press

Posted on May 27, 2013 at 5:02 PM

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Authorities say three people who went missing over the weekend while swimming on Galveston Island are presumed drowned.

The Houston Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/10vfqhd) Monday that the three are missing along the San Luis Pass, considered a dangerous area to swim because of strong currents. Signs on shore warn, "No swimming. Dangerous currents."

The U.S. Coast Guard was involved in a search Sunday for a man and his 10-year-old son from the Houston suburb of Missouri City. Authorities say the child was caught in a riptide and his father went to his aid. Soon after both disappeared in the surf.

A search was suspended Saturday for an 18-year-old from nearby League City who went missing while swimming at the pass. Authorities say he was overtaken by a large wave.

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Information from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com

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