Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater near Rockport, Texas

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater near Rockport, Texas
USCG File Photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard suspended a search Monday for a boater who was reported missing by a good Samaritan over the weekend in Copano Bay. Missing is Kevin Ferrel, 53, of Rockport. Searches were conducted by crews aboard Texas Parks and Wildlife Department boats, Sea Tow boats, Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopters and an HC-144 Ocean Sentry...

Coast Guard continues to search for missing boater in Copano Bay

Coast Guard continues to search for missing boater in Copano Bay
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and SeaTow continued the search Sunday for a boater who was reported missing by a good Samaritan in Copano Bay. Missing is Kevin Ferrel, 53. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department boat crews, Sea Tow boat crews, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi and small boat crews from Coast Guard...

Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Corpus Christi, Texas

Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Corpus Christi, Texas
USCG File Photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is searching for a recreational boater who went missing Saturday afternoon in Copano Bay. Missing is Kevin Ferrel, 53, was last seen wearing blue jeans and a long sleeve white shirt. At 2:02 p.m., a good Samaritan called Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi to report a small pleasure craft found idling with a fishing pole and cell phone in it,...

Coast Guard, Texas Parks and Wildlife rescue 8 after boat collision near Port Aransas jetties

Coast Guard, Texas Parks and Wildlife rescue 8 after boat collision near Port Aransas jetties
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a man and seven others were rescued from the water by Coast Guard crews, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department crews, and good Samaritans after a boating incident involving two boats near the Port Aransas jetties Saturday. At 9:35 a.m., the Port Aransas Police Department called Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders and reported...

Coast Guard medevacs woman from charter boat in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard medevacs woman from charter boat in Gulf of Mexico
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard patrol boat crew medevaced a 27-year-old woman from a charter boat 35 miles off Port Aransas, Monday afternoon. The Coast Guard Cutter Steelhead crew medevaced her after receiving a distress call at 1 p.m. from the charter boat, stating a woman aboard had a seizure and fell, injuring her head. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders coordinated the medevac. The...

Coast Guard locates body of missing man in Corpus Christi Bay, Texas

Coast Guard locates body of missing man in Corpus Christi Bay, Texas
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard aircrew found the body of a 61-year-old fisherman Monday, after he was reported missing off Mustang Island earlier in the morning. The Corpus Christi Police Department notified Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders at 7:35 a.m. The police reported that the man’s wife was waiting in the car when he went wade fishing Sunday at about 11 p.m. They...

Coast Guard returns 3 kayakers to safety off Mustang Island

Coast Guard returns 3 kayakers to safety off Mustang Island
Crews from an Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, a Station Port Aransas 45-foot response boat and an offshore supply vessel work together to locate and recover three kayakers who needed help 2 miles off Mustang Island, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Zachery Geyer. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard air and boat crews, along with a good Samaritan,...

Coast Guard, police, fire search for missing teen off Mustang Island

Coast Guard, police, fire search for missing teen off Mustang Island
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard joined the Corpus Christi Police and Fire Departments in searching for a 13-year-old boy Sunday, after he was reported missing in the water near beach marker 185 on Mustang Island State Park. The police dispatch notified Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders at about 6:15 p.m., that the boy had gone under and was not seen resurfacing. The watchstanders...

Coast Guard rescues 5 from 2 boats sinking simultaneously in Houston, Corpus Christi

Coast Guard rescues 5 from 2 boats sinking simultaneously in Houston, Corpus Christi
HOUSTON — Coast Guard units in Houston and Corpus Christi responded to two disabled boats sinking within seven minutes of one another Thursday night. At 8:25 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders were notified of a 17-foot Boston Whaler that was taking on with two men aboard, 100 yards off Kemah. Just a few minutes later, at 8:32 p.m., a Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi...