Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters near Port Mansfield, Texas

Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi Dolphin helicopter file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers

Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi Dolphin helicopter file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters after their vessel capsized approximately six miles north of Port Mansfield, Texas, Wednesday evening.

Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report from the captain of a good Samaritan vessel who reported a vessel taking on water with two individuals aboard in Lower Laguna Madre.

Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi launched a HC-144 Ocean Sentry and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew to the scene. The helicopter aircrew arrived on scene and hoisted the two boaters. The two mariners were transferred to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at the Charles R Johnson Airport in Port Mansfield.

The boaters were reported to be in stable condition.

The weather on scene was reported as 2-foot seas with 15 mph winds.

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