Coast Guard Rescues Three Boaters, Continue Searching For Two Others

HOUSTON – The Coast Guard rescued three boaters this evening, and is searching for two more in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 12-miles off the coast of Freeport.

The 41-foot boat crew safely rescued two of the boaters, while the rescue helicopter crew safely hoisted one boater. The remaining two persons reportedly swam to a nearby oil rig.

A watchstander at Sector Houston-Galveston received a call at 6:41 p.m. from a Good Samaritan reporting an overturned 18-foot powerboat with five persons in the water. Air Station Houston launched an HH-65C rescue helicopter crew, Station Freeport dispatched a 41-foot rescue boat crew, and the Cutter Manta also responded to assist in the search effort.

Rescue crews will continue to search for the remaining boaters.

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2 Comments

  1. Bryant Holub says:

    Two of the three men rescued, Rick & Kevin, are my uncles.

    On behalf of our entire family I would like to thank the brave men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard for their rescue of Rick and Kevin and for their ongoing search for Jeff & Matthew.

  2. From the Good Samaritan boat “SF Akela”…
    We are happy to hear that three of the five have been found and keep the remaining two in our prayers. Please keep us posted as news develops.
    batexp@swbell.net
    Capt. Chris Dorflinger