Coast Guard assists Liberty County Sheriff’s Dept. in rescue of two boys and deputy

Coast Guard 8th District NewsHOUSTON — The Coast Guard assisted the Liberty County Sheriff’s Department in the rescue of two boys and a deputy in a forested area near Liberty, Monday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston received a call from the sheriff’s department at 10:15 p.m., requesting assistance after the two boys, who had been missing, and the deputy became disoriented and dehydrated. The deputy had been searching for the two boys, and the three became disoriented after the deputy found them.

The Coast Guard dispatched an MH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter and crew from Coast Guard Air Station Houston to assist in the incident. The crew of rescue helicopter were unable to hoist the three due to dense foilage, but were able to use their spotlight to show them the way to safety.

“The Coast Guard often relies on our partner agencies and it always feels good to be able to reciprocate and join together in a rescue effort, these boys are safe due to that teamwork,” said Bill Segelken, Operations Controller at Sector Houston-Galveston.

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