Coast Guard rescues 2 fishermen from capsized kayak near Ingleside, Texas

A Station Port Aransas 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew transfers two fishermen who were rescued after their kayak capsized near Ingleside, Texas, on Dec. 23, 2018. No medical assistance was requested. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Port Aransas.

A Station Port Aransas 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew transfers two fishermen who were rescued after their kayak capsized near Ingleside, Texas, on Dec. 23, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Port Aransas.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued two fishermen after their kayak capsized near Ingleside, Texas, Sunday afternoon.

Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received notification from the Port Aransas Police Department of an overturned kayak with two fishermen in the water. Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a Coast Guard Station Port Aransas 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew.

Once on scene, both fishermen, who were unable to put on their life jackets after their kayak capsized, were located clinging to the bulkhead of a large dock at the Ingleside Energy Center.

The two fishermen along with their partially submerged kayak were transferred to the RB-M and taken back to Station Port Aransas.

No medical assistance was requested.


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