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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued a kite surfer who was beset by weather near Port Mansfield, Texas, Saturday.
Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report from a Kleberg County Sheriff’s office dispatcher at 1:41 p.m. stating a kite surfer was in distress.
Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and diverted an already-airborne MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi.
At 2:05 p.m., the Dolphin crew located and hoisted the kite surfer, then brought them safely ashore.
On-scene weather conditions were 2-foot seas with winds of 17 mph. There were no reported injuries.
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