Coast Guard rescues 4 stranded mariners near South Padre Island, Texas

An Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued four mariners who became stranded near Port Mansfield, Texas, Thursday evening.

Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report from an employee of Tow Boat U.S. that four mariners had become stranded on their vessel near the Port Mansfield jetties due to high winds and seas.

A Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew arrived on scene, hoisted all four crewmembers and transferred them to Port Mansfield airport.

There were no reported injuries.


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