Coast Guard rescues kayaker from Galveston Bay

HOUSTON (D8 Public Affairs) – The Coast Guard rescued a distressed kayaker from Galveston Bay in the vacinity of the north end of the Texas City Dike, early this evening.

A wathchstander at Sector Houston-Galveston received a call at 5:05 p.m. from the man’s friend reporting the kayaker had overturned and was unable to get back into his kayak.

The Coast Guard dispatched a 47-foot rescue boat crew from Station Galveston and diverted an Air Station Houston HH-65C rescue helicopter crew from a training mission to assist in the search.

At approximately 5:25 p.m. the kayaker was located, wearing a lifejacket, and hoisted by the rescue helicopter crew. He was taken to Galveston Scholes Airport where EMS were awaiting his arrival. EMS assessed his condition and released the man.

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