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HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued a 65-year-old man Tuesday who was stranded in a remote area since Monday after he became stuck in the mud near Port Bolivar, Texas.
Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from Galveston County Sheriff’s Office personnel at 4:17 a.m. that a 65-year-old man was stuck in the mud east of the Galveston north jetty on Bolivar Peninsula and were unable to reach him.
The man stated that he was riding his bike toward the Bolivar Ferry around sunset on Monday when his bike became stuck. When he began to walk, he too became physically stuck in the mud.
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew launched to assist while Galveston County Sheriff’s Office personnel remained on the scene to vector in the helicopter crew.
The helicopter crew arrived on scene, hoisted the man and transferred him to emergency medical service personnel waiting at Scholes International Airport in Galveston, Texas, in reportedly stable condition.
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