Coast Guard rescues 2 from capsized boat off the Texas City Dike

A Coast Guard Station Galveston boat crew, on a Response Boat Small II, prepares to depart a capsized boat after rescuing two people from it in near the Houston Ship Channel, just a couple miles north of the Texas City Dike, Friday afternoon, Sept. 25, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick)

(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick)

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued two people Friday afternoon after their boat reportedly capsized from a ship’s wave north of the Texas City dike near the Houston Ship Channel Friday afternoon.

A good Samaritan called Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders at 5:08 p.m., on VHF-FM channel 16, to report the two people and their capsized boat in need of assistance.

Watchstanders launched Coast Guard Station Galveston’s response boat crew who recovered them in good health at 5:31 p.m. and transported them to Siever’s Cove.

“We’d like to emphasize to the public to have your life-jackets on deck and readily accessible if not on you already,” said Petty Officer 2nd class Hans Schultz, the Station Galveston boat coxswain.

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