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Body of Texas Police Chief Found in Houston Ship Channel

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    Kemah Police Chief's Body Found

    Authorities say they've recovered the body of Kemah Police Chief Chris Reed who fell out of a boat into Galveston Bay Friday. The U.S. Coast Guard pulled  Reed's body from the water of the Houston Ship Channel Sunday morning.

    (Published Sunday, June 9, 2019)

    Authorities say they've recovered the body of a Texas police chief who fell out of a boat into Galveston Bay Friday.

    The U.S. Coast Guard says a search crew pulled Kemah Police Chief Chris Reed's body from the water of the Houston Ship Channel Sunday morning, ending a 40-hour search.

    The 50-year-old police chief had been missing since 4 p.m. Friday, when authorities say he was thrown overboard without a life jacket when a wave from a large passing vessel struck his boat.

    The Coast Guard says more than a dozen local, state and federal agencies scoured more than 650 square miles before a Galveston County boat crew found Reed's body about 1 1/2 miles north of the Texas City Dike just before 8 a.m.

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