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Coast Guard rescue 2 boaters near Port Mansfield, Texas

Coast Guard rescue 2 boaters near Port Mansfield, Texas
Archive image: A Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew works alongside a Coast Guard Station Port Aransas 45-foot Response Boat–Medium crew and a Port of Corpus Christi Police Department boat crew to assist a 44-foot fishing vessel taking on water with two people aboard 3 miles southeast of the Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge in Corpus Christi Bay, Texas, Oct. 9, 2022.
Coast Guard crews provided a P-6 pump to dewater the vessel and escorted the vessel safely to the Corpus Christi Marina.
U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi photo.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas​ — The Coast Guard crews rescue two boaters Monday from a vessel taking on water near Port Mansfield, Texas.

Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report at 8 p.m. from a friend of the two boaters, a 59-year-old man and an 80-year-old man, whose 17-foot skiff was reportedly taking on water south of the Arroyo Colorado in the Laguna Madre, near Port Mansfield and they needed a rescue operation.

Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and directed the launch of a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft–Shallow Water boatcrew from Coast Guard Station South Padre Island and an MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter (SRR) aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi.​

The SPC–SW crew located the two boaters aboard the skiff, but were unable to reach them due to water depth.

The MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew arrived on scene, hoisted the boaters and transported them to Port Isabel-Cameron County Airport in Cameron County, Texas.​ The boaters were reportedly in stable condition.

«We highly encourage all boaters to file a float plan with a family member or friend prior to heading out on the water,» said Ensign Colin Gilley, command duty officer, Sector Corpus Christi. «Informing others where you intend to be can greatly assist our search crews in locating you during an emergency.»

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