Coast Guard medevacs 2 and rescues 5 near Galveston

HOUSTON – The Coast Guard medevaced two people and rescued six more from a boat that ran aground on the Galveston Jetties in Galveston, Texas, last night.

A watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston received a call at 11:15 p.m. from a boater requesting assistance. The boater reported that he had run aground on the North Galveston Jetty and there was no way to reach shore.

The Coast Guard launched a rescue boat crew from Station Galveston and an HH-65C Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Houston to assist.

The rescue boat crew arrived on scene at approximately 12:30 a.m. and found two injured people in the boat and four men and two women on the jetty . The rescue boat crew medevaced the injured and transported them to Station Galveston. An awaiting ambulance took them to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Both are listed in stable condition.

The other six people were hoisted by the helicopter crew and taken to Station Galveston.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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