UPDATE: Body of missing Texas police chief found

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GALVESTON COUNTY, Texas — The body of Kemah Police Chief Chris Reed has been found, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Reed has been missing since falling off a boat in the Texas City Dike on Friday.

Officials said his body was found at 7:54 a.m. Sunday about a mile and a half north of the Texas City Dike.

It was recovered by a Galveston County Marine Unit boat crew near mile marker 32 on the west end of the Houston Ship Channel.

“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Chief Reed, as well the Kemah and law enforcement communities,” said Lt. Cmdr. Caren Damon, Coast Guard SAR Mission coordinator.

During the search, Coast Guard crews covered more than 650 square miles over the course of 40 hours.

Reed reportedly went overboard Friday afternoon near the Texas City Dike while on a fishing boat with his wife.

Handfuls of government agencies searched for Reed on the water Friday evening and throughout the day and night Saturday.

Members of the Kemah community gathered Saturday to show their support to his family, the Kemah Police Department and the communities he’s impacted. 

To read the previous story on Chris Reed, click here.

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