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Press Release | June 17, 2023

Coast Guard rescues 80-year-old kite surfer near Laguna Vista, Tx.

U.S. Coast Guard Heartland Office: 504-671-2020 Cell: 618-225-9008

Coast Guard rescues 80-year-old male near Laguna Vista, Tx. Coast Guard rescues 80-year-old male near Laguna Vista, Tx.

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued an 80-year-old kite surfer 500 yards off of Laguna Vista RV Park, Texas, Thursday.

Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders were notified by Port Isabel Police Department of a distressed kite surfer near Laguna Vista in need of rescue. 

Watchstanders coordinated the launch of a Coast Guard Station South Padre Island Special Service Craft – Shallow Water boatcrew and diverted a Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew to assist.

The aircrew arrived on scene and deployed two life rafts. The boatcrew rescued the 80-year-old male and safely transferred him to shore near Laguna Vista, Texas.

He was last reported to be in stable condition.

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