Elijah Posana Wiki – Elijah Posana Bio
Elijah Posana was a U.S. Air Force member who disappeared near Surfside Beach Sunday said he found his son’s body.
Ernesto Posana called KPRC 2 to notify us that he found his son Elijah Posana’s body on his own and pulled it out of the water around 7 a.m. Tuesday.
“No one was searching for him with me,” Posana told KPRC 2.
He was 22 years old.
The search got underway on Sunday after officials said Posana was pulled by a rip current while swimming at Surfside Beach. He had not been seen since then.
The Coast Guard deployed boats and a helicopter to find him. Officials said crews searched for 28 hours, covering about 100 square miles, before suspending the operation Monday evening.
Crews had been out for 28 hours, covering 100 square miles by boat and air, trying to find Elijah Posana.
Authorities in Brazoria County confirmed a body presumed to be that of Posana, but they are awaiting identification.
The chief of police in Surfside Beach told ABC13 Posana’s father found the body at about 7 a.m. between Beach Access 3 and 4 on the Brazoria County portion of the beach.
Earlier Monday, Elijah Posana’s father pleaded for additional resources to help find his son.
“We cannot just wait like this for his body to go the inland water. We need somebody to search for him 24 hours,” Erneto Posana told KPRC 2.
The elder Posana said his son was using his three weeks leave from his station in Missouri to vacation with his family.
Coast Guard members said Posana was swimming approximately 100 feet from shore when an individual reported seeing him being pulled by a rip current. Boat and helicopter crews were dispatched to search the area.
“The decision to suspend a search is always a tough one to make,” said Capt. Jason Smith, Sector Houston-Galveston commanding officer. “Every time we run a search and rescue case, we think of the missing as our own, and in this case, the missing is a fellow service member, which weighs heavily on our hearts. Our deepest condolences go out to the airman’s family and friends.”