Coast Guard rescue 2​ jet skiers offshore Texas City, Texas

Coast Guard rescue 2​ jet skiers offshore Texas City, Texas. MH-65 Dolphin Air Station Houston. HH-65 Dolphin.
Archive image: aircrew members from Coast Guard Air Station Houston prepare an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter for an early morning flight. The flight was part of the air station’s annual standardization team training, a Coast Guard-wide requirement for all air crewmembers. The training is conducted to ensure all Coast Guard aircrews use the same operational terminology.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA2 Adam Eggers.

HOUSTON​ — The Coast Guard rescue two​ jet skiers​ approximately two miles offshore the Texas City Dike in Texas City, Texas, Tuesday morning.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report of an overdue​ jetski with two people aboard at approximately 5:30 p.m.​ Monday.​ Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched​ an Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew and a Station Galveston 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew to search.​

Both individuals were located by the Coast Guard Station Galveston Response Boat crew at 1:40 a.m. approximately two miles north of the Texas City Dike and transferred back to the Texas City Dike. No injuries were reported.

Weather conditions were reported as 15 mph winds with 1-foot seas.

Involved in the search were:

  • Coast Guard Sector​ Houston-Galveston
  • Coast Guard Air Station Houston-Galveston
  • Texas City Police Department
  • Houston Police Department
Coast Guard rescue 2​ jet skiers offshore Texas City, Texas. MH-65 Dolphin Air Station Houston. HH-65C Dolphin.
Archive image: Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Tracy Surber, of Air Station Houston, practices rescue basket hoisting to complete her qualifications as flight mechanic on MH-65 Dolphin helicopter.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA2 Adam Eggers

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