Coast Guard rescues mariner who fell overboard near South Padre Island, Texas

33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo

Station South Padre Island 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued a man who fell overboard off a 65-foot shrimping vessel near South Padre Island, Texas, Saturday afternoon.

A Coast Guard Station South Padre Island boat crew on a routine patrol witnessed a crewmember fall off the 65-foot shrimping vessel Morgan Rae.

The boat crew recovered the crewmember and transferred him back onto the vessel.

There are no reported injuries.

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