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Press Release | Feb. 24, 2024

Coast Guard rescues 4 boaters near Texas City, Texas

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

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HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued four people from their overturned vessel near the Texas City Dike, Texas, Saturday.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from a Texas City Police Department dispatcher at 3:30 p.m. stating a vessel was taking on water with four people aboard.

Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and diverted Coast Guard Station Galveston 45-foot Response Boat–Medium and 29-foot Response Boat–Small crews to respond.

Texas City Fire Department personnel located the vessel and directed the Coast Guard crews to its position. At 3:45 p.m., the RB–S crew arrived on scene and discovered that the skiff had capsized. The boat crew approached, embarked the boaters, and safely transferred them to emergency medical services personnel waiting on shore.

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