21 Rescued After Two Boats Capsize

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard and a couple Good Samaritans rescued 21 people 100-yards south of the jetties in Port Aransas, Texas late this morning.

A watchstander at Coast Guard Station Port Aransas received a call at approximately 11:10 a.m. from a Good Samaritan reporting a capsized boat with three people in the water. The same Good Samaritan was able to pick up and bring all three people in his boat. In the process, a dolphin sight-seeing boat trying to assist, motor vessel Flipper, capsized and put all 18 people onboard in the water.

The Coast Guard launched a rescue boat crew from Station Port Aransas.

The Coast Guard boat located the overturned vessel. Station Port Aransas’ boat crew arrived and rescued all 18 people with the assistance of a Good Samaritan that was in the area. All survivors were wearing life jackets and no injuries were reported.

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  1. Larry Pearson says:

    You guys were more than a little wrong on this one. No one even got their feet wet. Two receational boats in the area picked up the 15 passengers directly off Fipper and you guys rescued the crew clinging to the port side of the boat. I have photos (35) of how it went down, if you are interested. The 18 people in the water claim baffles me since you were there and a part of the rescue.