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Press Release | Aug. 16, 2023

Coast Guard assists 3 boaters near North Padre Island, Texas

Coast Guard PADET Texas - Office: (281) 464-4810 / After Hours: (832) 293-1293

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard assisted three boaters whose vessel began taking on water 8 miles off North Padre Island, Texas, Wednesday.

Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi command center watchstanders received a call via VHF-FM channel 16 at 10:31 a.m. from a person aboard a 20-foot pleasure craft stating the boat was taking on water with three adults aboard.

Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and diverted a Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew, as well as an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew. Watchstanders also directed the launch of a Coast Guard Station Port Aransas 45-foot Response Boat–Medium crew.

Once on scene, the RB–M crew used a pump dropped by the Ocean Sentry aircrew to dewater the vessel. The RB–M crew then escorted the boaters safely to Clems Marina in Corpus Christi.

No injuries were reported.

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