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Coast Guard rescue a swimmer off South Padre Island, Texas

Coast Guard rescue a swimmer off South Padre Island, Texas
Archive image: Corpus Christi, Texas – An MH-65 (in the photo specifically an MH-65C) Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi conducts rescue hoist training over the Gulf of Mexico Nov. 9, 2006.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Eggers.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas —​ The Coast Guard crews rescue a swimmer, 24-year-old woman, from the water off South Padre Island, Texas, yesterday Saturday.

Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi command center watchstanders received notification at 11 a.m. from Cameron County Beach Patrol​ stating a woman was swimming approximately 1 nautical mile offshore Beach Access #5 without a life jacket and was possibly in distress.​

Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi command center personnel issued an urgent marine information broadcast, diverted an underway Coast Guard Station South Padre Island 33-foot Special Purpose Craft–Law Enforcement boat crew, launched a second SPC-LE boat crew, and diverted an airborne MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter (SRR) aircrew from Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi.

A SPC-LE boat crew located the swimmer, brought her aboard and transported her to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at Coast Guard Station South Padre Island. EMS personnel brought her to Valley Regional Medical Center in Brownsville, Texas, in stable condition.​

Coast Guard rescue a swimmer off South Padre Island, Texas
Archive image: South Padre Island, Texas (Jun. 28, 2006)– A 33-foot special purpose craft, law enforcement boat from Coast Guard Station South Padre Island, Texas, speeds through the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
The new boats (year 2006) have a top speed of over 50 knots and are intended to enhance the station’s law enforcement capabilities.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Eggers.

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