Coast Guard rescues 3 from capsized boat near South Padre Island, Texas

33 South PadreCORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued three people who were clinging to a capsized boat near the Queen Isabella Causeway Sunday afternoon.

A good Samaritan called Coast Guard Station South Padre Island at about 1:30 p.m., reporting that they saw a boat capsized near the bridge with three people in the water.

Station South Padre Island crews coordinated with Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders and launched the station’s 33-foot law enforcement boat crew to rescue the boaters.

The three people were picked up 15 minutes later, at 1:44 p.m., wearing life jackets and clinging to their boat.

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