UPDATE: Police say just before 7:00AM Monday, a group of friends were fishing along the banks of the Nueces River.

The group told says for some reason, one of the men attempted to swim across the river. When he reached near the half way point, witnesses say the man began to show signs of distress and went under the water.

Members of the Corpus Christi Police Department's Dive team have arrived on scene and are searching the waters. Officials continue to investigate why the man wanted to cross the river.

Local first responders are searching a section of the Nueces River for a man that may be missing in the water.

The Corpus Christi Police Department says the drive team has been called in for assistance in searching the river. Emergency crews are out along County Road 73 near Rock Island in Calallen.

The call came in just before 7:00AM Monday morning saying a man that was fishing went into the water and never came out.

We will have additional details as soon as they become available.