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Press Release | April 1, 2024

Coast Guard rescues 6 boaters near Pavell Island, Texas

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

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued six people from their overturned vessel near Pavell Island, Texas, Sunday.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from an Orange County Sheriff’s Department dispatcher at 7:54 p.m. stating a vessel was taking on water with four adults and two children aboard.

Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and directed the launch of a  Coast Guard Station Sabine 29-foot Response Boat–Small crew to respond.

The RB–S crew arrived on scene and discovered that the vessel had capsized; all six people were wearing life jackets and standing on the boat in waist-deep water. The boat crew approached, embarked the boaters, and safely transferred them to emergency medical services personnel waiting on shore.

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