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Coast Guard rescue 2 mariners and a dog near Port Aransas, Texas

Coast Guard rescue 2 mariners and a dog near Port Aransas, Texas
Archive image: Corpus Christi, Texas (April 13, 2019) U.S. Coast Guard Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 3rd Clas Josh Carlson, a rescue swimmer assigned to U.S. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi, jumps out of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter during a search-and-rescue demonstration as part of the Wings Over South Texas Air Show, April 13. More than 15 aviation acts performed during the show including the Navy Flight Demonstration Team the Blue Angels. Chief of Naval Air Training is responsible for the aviation training for all Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard pilots, naval flight officers, and naval aircrewmen.
U.S. Navy photo by Anne Owens.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescue two mariners and a dog after their vessel capsized near the Port Aransas jetties in Port Aransas, Texas, Sunday.

Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a notification at 7:54 a.m. from the Port Aransas Police Department of a capsized vessel with two people in the water near the jetties.

Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and directed the launch of a Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew and a Coast Guard Station Port Aransas 45-foot Response Boat–Medium boat crew.

The RB–M crew arrived on scene, recovered the people from the water along with their dog, and transported them to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at Station Port Aransas.

Coast Guard rescue 2 mariners and a dog near Port Aransas, Texas
Crew members of Coast Guard Station Port Aransas, Texas, conduct training on the station’s new 45-foot response boat-medium Jan. 27, 2009. The RB-M, which will eventually replace the Coast Guard’s aging fleet of 41-foot utility boats, is a self-righting, 45-foot aluminum boat with twin diesel engines and water jet propulsion. It includes multiple navigation displays, a wireless crew communication system, an infrared camera, shock mitigating seating, and air conditioning. The RB-M also provides additional safety for the crew. Unlike the 41-foot utility boat, the RB-M has the ability to self-right in the event of a capsize. This feature allows the RB-M to operate in rougher sea conditions.
U.S. Coast Guard photo/ Petty Officer Patrick D. Kelley.

«The crew did a fantastic job during this complex case,» said Petty Officer 3rd Class Trey Hicks, Station Port Aransas coxswain. «Their quick and effective actions in tough conditions resulted in the successful rescue of two gentlemen and their dog.»

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