Coast Guard rescues 3 in Galveston Bay

HOUSTON – The Coast Guard rescued three men from Galveston Bay, Texas, Thursday night after their boat sank in Siever’s Cove.

A watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston received a call from a boater at 10:10 p.m. Thursday reporting that he had seen a man waving a flashlight on the shore of Siever’s Cove. The boater also reported seeing a capsized boat 30 feet from the shore.

Coast Guard Station Galveston dispatched a rescue boat crew to assist. When the rescue boat crew arrived at Siever’s cove, they spotted three men on the shore, but could not get close enough to them due to shallow water. A passing tug boat named Sandblast launched their small boat to assist, bringing the three men to the rescue boat.

The three men reported that they had been out fishing when their boat had run aground and started sinking at about 7 p.m. The men had swum to shore and then waited for rescue. All three were cold and wet and one of the men was diabetic and did not have his medicine with him.

The rescue boat brought the men to Stingray Marina, where local EMS was waiting.

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