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Press Release | April 14, 2024

Coast Guard rescues 6 boaters near Freeport, Texas

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

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HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued six people from a vessel that was taking on water 7 miles offshore Freeport, Texas, Sunday.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from bystanders on shore at 12:24 p.m. stating a 20-foot pleasure craft was taking on water with six people aboard.

Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a 45-foot Response Boat–Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Freeport to respond. At 1:12 p.m., the RB–M crew arrived on scene, embarked the boaters, and safely transferred them to Bridge Bait.

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