Coast Guard rescues four people in Galveston Bay

HOUSTON- The Coast Guard rescued four people including a 5-year-old boy from their disabled boat in Galveston Bay, Texas this afternoon.

A watchstander from Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston received a call from the Galveston County Sheriffs Office at 4:15 p.m. The Galveston County Sheriff reported a 16-foot Jon boat was disabled with four people onboard and taking on water approximately 1 mile east of Bacliff, Texas.

Coast Guard Air Station Houston launched an HH-65C Dolphin helicopter crew and Sector Houston dispatched a rescue boat crew to assist the stranded boaters.

The rescue boat crew arrived on scene at 5:22 p.m. and safely transferred all four people onboard. The rescued boaters were taken to the Bacliff boat ramp.

The four people were reported to be in good condition, but only the 5-year-old boy was wearing a life jacket at the time of rescue.

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