Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue mariner near San Luis Pass, Texas

MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Houston

Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter File Photo

HOUSTON —The Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescued a mariner from a fishing vessel taking on water one mile southeast of San Luis Pass, Texas, Saturday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston received notification from a TowBoatUS operator of a mariner aboard a 20-foot fishing vessel who was taking on water. Watchstanders were able to contact the mariner via cell phone and remain on the line as the vessel sank.

Upon the requested activation of the mariner’s EPIRB, watchstanders were able to vector in a Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew who deployed a rescue swimmer. Two good Samaritan vessels arrived on scene and returned the mariner with them to San Luis Pass.

 

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