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Coast Guard rescue six people from grounded vessels near Rollover Pass in Gilchrist, Texas

Coast Guard rescue 6 people from grounded vessels near Rollover Pass in Gilchrist, Texas. MH-65E Dolphin
Archive image: Petty Officer 2nd Class Bradley Pigage, an Air Station Houston rescue swimmer, returns to the air station with the MH-65 Dolphin aircrew after they located an overdue boater near Port Arthur, Texas, Dec. 14, 2012.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Ivan J. Barnes.

HOUSTON​ —​ The Coast Guard rescue six people after their vessels became aground in the Intracoastal Waterway north of Rollover Pass in Gilchrist, Texas, Friday.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report of three fishing vessels aground in the Intracoastal Waterway north of Rollover Pass. The vessel’s occupants, four adults, two infants and three dogs, did not have lifejackets and were concerned about possible rollovers occurring due to weather conditions.

Coast Guard rescue 6 people from grounded vessels near Rollover Pass in Gilchrist, Texas. MH-60T Jayhawk.
A Coast Guard Station Galveston 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew rescues four adults, two infants and three dogs from grounded vessels near Rollover Pass in Gilchrist, Texas, Oct. 9, 2020. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report of three fishing vessels aground in the Intracoastal Waterway north of Rollover Pass which did not have lifejackets and were concerned about possible rollovers occurring due to weather conditions.
U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Houston photo.

A Coast Guard Station Galveston 45-foot Response Boat–Medium boat crew, an Air Station Houston MH-65E Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew, and an Air Station Mobile MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew launched to assist.

The RB–M crew arrived on scene, safely removed all six people and three dogs from their vessels, and transported them to Station Galveston.

Coast Guard rescue 6 people from grounded vessels near Rollover Pass in Gilchrist, Texas
A Coast Guard Station Galveston 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew rescues four adults, two infants and three dogs from grounded vessels near Rollover Pass in Gilchrist, Texas, Oct. 9, 2020. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report of three fishing vessels aground in the Intracoastal Waterway north of Rollover Pass which did not have lifejackets and were concerned about possible rollovers occurring due to weather conditions.
U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Houston photo.

“This case demonstrated exceptional teamwork by all crews involved as well as the importance of being prepared while out on the water,” said Master Chief Aaron Pitney, Officer-in-change of Station Galveston. “We encourage all mariners on the water to monitor weather conditions throughout the duration of a voyage and ensure their vessel are equipped with proper safety equipment such as a VHF radio and sufficient lifejackets for everyone aboard.»

A Coast Guard Air Station MH-65E Dolphin helicopter crew assists a Station Galveston 45-foot Response Boat – Medium boat crew as they rescue four adults, two infants and three dogs from grounded vessels near Rollover Pass in Gilchrist, Texas, Oct. 9, 2020. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report of three fishing vessels aground in the Intracoastal Waterway north of Rollover Pass which did not have lifejackets and were concerned about possible rollovers occurring due to weather conditions.
U.S. Coast Guard video courtesy of Air Station Houston.

No injuries were reported.

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