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    Good Samaritans rescue 4 adults, 2 children

    CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, UNITED STATES

    04.11.2017

    Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Edward Wargo 

    U.S. Coast Guard District 8 PADET Houston

    At 1:15 p.m., Sea Tow dispatchers called Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders to report a disabled 23-foot Mako that sank in three feet of water. The boat had four adults and two children aboard, east of the intracoastal waterway, at the mouth of Baffin Bay.

    At 2:40 p.m., an Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter arrived on scene. The aircrew lowered their rescue swimmer and coordinated assistance from two good Samaritan boats nearby. The rescue swimmer helped get everyone into the boats to get to safety. They transported the survivors to a nearby fishing cabin. Padre Island National Seashore Rangers were able to transport all of the survivors to the Bird Island Basin.

    There were no injuries or pollution to report and the owner is working on plans to salvage the vessel.

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    Date Taken: 04.11.2017
    Date Posted: 04.11.2017 23:25
    Story ID: 230070
    Location: CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, US 

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