Coast Guard rescues 2 in Houston Ship Channel

HOUSTON – The Coast Guard rescued two men from the Houston Ship Channel near the Fred Hartman/146 Bridge late Sunday night.

A watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston received a call for assistance from the Harris County Police Department at 10:22 p.m. The Harris County PD reported that a canoe had capsized just off the Houston Ship Channel with two people in the water.

Coast Guard Air Station Houston launched an HH-65C Dolphin helicopter crew, and the Sector Houston boat house dispatched a rescue boat crew to assist. The helicopter crew arrived on scene and searched for about an hour before they spotted the two men. The helicopter crew then directed the rescue boat crew to the two men.

The rescue boat crew brought the two men to the fire boat dock where local EMS was waiting.

No injuries were reported

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