Coast Guard rescues 2 adults, 2 children from capsized boat near South Padre Island

Coast Guard rescues 2 adults, 2 children from capsized boat near South Padre Island
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard crew and police officers pulled four people from the water 1 mile off Port Isabel Monday morning. “The positive results were definitely due to the fact that the four people had life jackets,” said Chief Warrant Officer Homar Barrera, a search and rescue coordinator. “It is highly encouraged that all mariners wear lifejackets at all times, especially...

Coast Guard saves fishing vessel taking on water, crew in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard saves fishing vessel taking on water, crew in Gulf of Mexico
Coast Guard Cutter Alligator file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews successfully dewatered a commercial fishing vessel taking on water with six people aboard, 30 miles east of the Port Mansfield jetties, early Saturday morning. At 1:27 a.m., the fishing vessel Little Joseph contacted Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders on VHF channel 16 to report that their vessel...

Coast Guard medevacs diabetic man from charter boat off South Padre Island, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs diabetic man from charter boat off South Padre Island, Texas
USCG File Photo SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas — The Coast Guard medevaced a 40-year-old man Saturday from a charter boat about 30 miles east of Arroyo City. At 11:19 a.m., the charter boat Thunderbird operator contacted Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders to report that a 40-year-old diabetic man had been going in and out of consciousness and was in need of medical attention. A Coast Guard...

Coast Guard hoists 4 boaters from water near Port Mansfield, Texas

Coast Guard hoists 4 boaters from water near Port Mansfield, Texas
USCG File Photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard helicopter crew hoisted four people to safety after their boat capsized 15 miles north of Port Mansfield, Sunday morning. At approximately 3:30 a.m., Coast Guard Station South Padre Island watchstanders contacted Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders and reported that an 18-foot boat with four people aboard had capsized in three feet...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing in US

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing in US
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews successfully detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha boat crew illegally fishing in federal waters Tuesday, off southern Texas. Tuesday afternoon, Coast Guard Station South Padre Island crews stopped the lancha and four Mexican fishermen engaged in illegal fishing. The lancha, eight red snapper totaling 30 pounds, and illegal fishing gear...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha with 300 red snapper

Coast Guard interdicts lancha with 300 red snapper
A lancha, or Mexican fishing boat, was seized along with 300 red snapper, 3 shark and fishing gear, near the U.S./Mexico border after the Coast Guard caught four men aboard the boat illegally fishing in U.S. territorial waters Feb. 24, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews successfully detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha boat with four Mexican...

Coast Guard medevacs man from grounded sailboat

Coast Guard medevacs man from grounded sailboat
A sailboat sits grounded on Mustang Island, about 5 miles south of Port Aransas, Texas, after the owner was medevaced for facial injuries Feb. 24, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jonathan Alexander. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard located and rescued an injured man after a mayday call was received from his grounded sailboat on Mustang Island, about 5 miles south...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha illegally fishing in US

Coast Guard interdicts lancha illegally fishing in US
Coast Guard crews stopped a lancha near the U.S./Mexico border and 194 red snapper totaling 540 pounds, and illegal fishing gear were seized. . U.S. Coast Guard photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard Station South Padre Island law enforcement crews successfully detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha crew illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas Saturday morning. A lancha is a...

Coast Guard searching for overdue boater 20 miles north Port Mansfield, Texas

Coast Guard searching for overdue boater 20 miles north Port Mansfield, Texas
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard air and boat crews are searching for an overdue boater last seen near Gladis’ Hole, approximately 20 miles north of Port Mansfield off Padre Island, Tuesday. Missing is George Young, 50, of Combes, Texas. Young was taken to the Port Mansfield boat ramp by a friend where he left at approximately 3 p.m., Monday, on a 29-foot blue skiff with the intention of...