Body of missing kayaker found

Authorities have recovered the body of missing kayaker Adrian Garcia.

His body was found in the waters near the Fingers in Port Isabel, said Lt. Shelly Brown of the U. S. Coast Guard office in Corpus Christi. He was found by the Texas Parks and Wildlife agents.

Authorities said Adrian Garcia went fishing with a friend on Thursday when his kayak overturned. His kayak and its paddle have been recovered, but not Garcia.

Family members returned to the Holly Beach area this morning hoping that some progress in the search for Garcia has been made.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the U.S. Coast Guard both sent out search boats in the waters of Holly Beach this morning.

The TPWD, Coast Guard and the Cameron County Sheriff’s Department have been searching the Holly Beach area since Thursday for Garcia.

Fog on Thursday and Friday morning hindered the search. Garcia’s family has been at the Holly Beach location since his disappearance.