Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water near Galveston, Texas

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65D Dolphin file photo. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick)

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65D Dolphin file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard assisted three mariners after their vessel began taking on water near Galveston, Texas, Saturday.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders were notified of a disabled 29-foot pleasure craft that had become grounded on a bar near Mud Island and began sinking once re-floated. Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast.

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston-Galveston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was launched to the scene. A rescue swimmer was lowered into the water and secured the source of the leak. No injuries were reported.

Weather on scene was reported as 1-foot seas with 8 mph winds.

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