Coast Guard assists sinking boat

HOUSTON – Coast Guard crewmembers assisted three people after their ski boat started sinking off the Texas A & M University on Pelican Island in Galveston, Texas today.

A watchstander from Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston received a call from the wife of one of the boaters at 6 p.m. today reporting that the boat was sinking and needed help. Coast Guard Station Galveston dispatched a rescue boat crew to assist.

The rescue boat crew arrived on scene at 6:35 p.m., dewatered and patched the boat. The boat was then towed to the Galveston Yacht Basin.

No one was reported injured.

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