Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 from capsized boat near Padre Island

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 from capsized boat near Padre Island
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard aircrew and a good Samaritan rescued 67-year-old Sam Jingles and his wife, 57-year-old Lisa Jingles after they crashed into a mile marker in Baffin Bay early Thursday morning. At approximately 9:30 a.m., Mr. Jingles was able to get a phone call to local police. They notified Coast Guard Station Port O’Connor watchstanders that two people had been hanging...

Coast Guard medevacs crewman from frieghter near Port O’Connor, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs crewman from frieghter near Port O'Connor, Texas
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard boat crew medevaced a 27-year-old man from freight ship about 6 miles offshore in the Matagorda Anchorage Saturday morning. At about 9:20 a.m., the crew of the vessel Borag called Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders and stated the chief master had been experiencing blurry vision, headaches and vomiting since suffering a fall Friday. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard rescues 2 men stranded on island in San Antonio Bay

Coast Guard rescues 2 men stranded on island in San Antonio Bay
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew rescued two men from an island in San Antonio Bay Saturday evening. Rescued were Richard Tesch, 42, and Ruben Vasquez, 53. At approximately 6 p.m. Saturday, Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders received a call from Refugio County Sheriff’s Department stating they had received a report of a 16-foot overturned flat bottom boat...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people near San Antonio Bay, Texas

Coast Guard rescues 3 people near San Antonio Bay, Texas
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued three people aboard a grounded recreational boat in Mission Lake, near Seadrift, Texas, early Thursday morning. “Our helicopter crew, Sector Command Center, and Texas Parks and Wildlife responded expeditiously and prevented a bad situation from getting worse,” said Lt. j.g. Gregory Bukata, one of the helicopter pilots. “A special thanks...

Coast Guard Station Port O’Connor boatcrews busy with two rescues, saves 7

Coast Guard Station Port O’Connor boatcrews busy with two rescues, saves 7
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard Station Port O’Connor boatcrews saved seven people during two search and rescue cases Friday. Early Friday morning, a response boatcrew rescued six adults aboard a disabled sailboat drifting toward the Matagorda jetties. Then, during the early evening, another boatcrew medevaced a 55-year-old man with a head injury off another sailboat. Both sailboat crews were...

Coast Guard and partner agences rescue 3 disoriented boaters off Matagorda Island

Coast Guard and partner agences rescue 3 disoriented boaters off Matagorda Island
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service worked together to rescue three stranded boaters off of Matagorda Island in a joint operation spanning most of the weekend. At approximately 8:30 p.m. Friday, watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi Command Center received a call from three boaters on a 22-foot boat saying...

Coast Guard rescues man off South Texas coast after missing for more than 24 hours

Coast Guard rescues man off South Texas coast after missing for more than 24 hours
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued a man from the Gulf of Mexico Sunday, who was missing for more than 24 hours after his boat sank Saturday. The Coast Guard had been searching for a 37-year-old San Antonio man since 1 p.m. Sunday, after being notified by the oil rig supply vessel Go America that they had picked up three people out of the water offshore of San Jose Island, and that...

Coast Guard searching for man off San Jose Island, Texas

Coast Guard searching for man off San Jose Island, Texas
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is searching for a 37-year-old San Antonio man missing from a boat that sank Sunday off of Port Aransas. At approximately 1 p.m., the crew of the oil rig supply vessel Go America notified Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi Command Center watchstanders that they picked three people up out of the water offshore of San Jose Island and that there was another man...

Coast Guard rescues 2 sailors on Matagorda Island

Coast Guard rescues 2 sailors on Matagorda Island
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard helicopter crew and boatcrew rescued two men, a father and son, from their disabled sailboat on the beach near Matagorda Island late Sunday. At approximately 11 p.m., watch standers at the Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi command center and Coast Guard Station Port O’Connor received notification from the International Emergency Response Coordination Center...