Coast Guard 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas
8th District Public
Affairs Detachment Texas
Coast Guard rescues 2 near Galveston, Texas
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued two men from
their vessel near Galveston, Texas, Saturday night.
At 8:45 p.m., Sector Houston/Galveston
watchstanders received a request from Sector New Orleans watchstanders after a
911 call was received from a boater reporting that his 22-foot pleasure craft
had become disabled and stranded on rocks near Bird Island in Galveston Bay.
Coast Guard Station Galveston response boat
crewmembers attempted to assist but were unable due to shallow water depths
around the pleasure craft. An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin
Helicopter crew hoisted and transported the two boaters to Scholes
International Airport in Galveston.
There were no reports of injuries.