Coast Guard rescues 2 from boat on rocks near Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard Station Galveston, Texas, tows a 19-foot white Wellcraft boat off the Galveston South Jetty after they lost propulsion and made an emergency phone call Monday, March 28, 2016. The three men and their boat were towed to safety and dropped off at the Texas City Dike. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Houston.

Coast Guard Station Galveston, Texas, tows a 19-foot white Wellcraft boat off the Galveston South Jetty  March 28, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Houston.

HOUSTON — A Coast Guard boat crew towed two men to safety Monday morning, after their boat lost power and they hit the rocks on the Galveston South Jetty.

The men made an emergency phone call just after 8 a.m., after losing power, and reported that they were about to hit the rocks.

The Galveston Police Department contacted Coast Guard Station Galveston, who responded with their rescue boat as Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders diverted a Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter. The aircrew confirmed the men’s distress and the rescue boat crew arrived a few minutes later to tow the men to safety.

The boat and two men were towed back to the Texas City Dike. No injuries were reported.

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