Coast Guard hoists 4 boaters from water near Port Mansfield, Texas

An Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

USCG File Photo

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard helicopter crew hoisted four people to safety after their boat capsized 15 miles north of Port Mansfield, Sunday morning.

At approximately 3:30 a.m., Coast Guard Station South Padre Island watchstanders contacted Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders and reported that an 18-foot boat with four people aboard had capsized in three feet of water and were not wearing their life jackets. Due to the water depth, small boat crews were unable to assist.

A Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew arrived on scene at 5:38 a.m. and hoisted two of the people to Port Isabel-Cameron County airport, then returned and hoisted the remaining two to the same location.

There were no injuries and the four people involved were met by a family member at the airport.

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