Coast Guard airlifts people from Bolivar Peninsula

GALVESTON, Texas – The Coast Guard began airlifting residents from their homes this morning at Bolivar Penninsula, Texas to High Island, Texas after the wind and rain from Hurricane Ike became too much for the residents to withstand early Friday, Sept. 12, 2008.

Coast Guard Air Station Houston launched a HH-65C rescue helicopter and crew to airlift and transport approximately 22 to 50 people, who wish to evacuate, to High Island, Texas.

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