HOUSTON — The Coast Guard search for seven possible people in the water near Baytown, in Cedar Bayou, just west of the U.S. Highway 146 bridge, Texas, Monday.
At 9:40 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a mayday radio transmission on Channel 16 from a distressed mariner stating his 27-foot recreational vessel was taking on water with four adults and three children onboard. After this initial report, the radio communications were lost.
Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched an Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and a Station Houston 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew to search the area.
Anyone with information should contact Sector Houston-Galveston at 281-464-4854.
Involved in the search are:
- Coast Guard Station Houston 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew
- Baytown Police Department
- Baytown Fire Department