Coast Guard rescues 1, searches for 2 people near Seabrook, Texas

29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo

29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued a 13-year-old girl and is searching for two people in the water near Seabrook, Texas, Wednesday morning.

The missing boaters are a male in his early 60’s and a female in her early 30’s.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders were notified of a vessel that was washed up on El Jardin Beach in Pasadena, Texas, at approximately 7:15 p.m. Tuesday. After inspecting the vessel it was confirmed that a backpack was aboard and the vessel’s kill switch had been pulled.

Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew and a Station Houston 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew to search.

Watchstanders were notified by a 911 dispatcher of calls for help at approximately 10:40 p.m. A Station Houston boat crew arrived on-scene and recovered a 13-year-old girl who notified the boat crew that two other individuals were still missing.

Involved in the search are:

  • Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston
  • Coast Guard Air Station Houston
  • Coast Guard Station Houston
  • Coast Guard Station Galveston
  • Pasadena Police Department
  • Seabrook Police Department
  • Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
  • Chambers County Sheriff’s Office
  • Kemah Fire Department
  • Nassau Bay Volunteer Fire Department
  • Seabrook Volunteer Fire Department

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