Coast Guard rescues person in water off South Padre Island

Coast Guard Station South Padre Island 33-Foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers.

Coast Guard Station South Padre Island 33-Foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued a 28-year-old woman after she drifted approximately a quarter mile offshore of South Padre Island, Texas, Wednesday evening.

Coast Guard Station South Padre Island watchstanders were notified by the Cameron County Police Department of a woman who had begun drifting offshore while body boarding.

A Coast Guard Station South Padre Island 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boat crew was launched to the scene. Once on scene the boat crew recovered and safely transferred the swimmer to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at the station.

“Regardless of the activities you have planned for on the water you should always be prepared and have a flotation device at your disposal and a float plan filed,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Brian Hostetter, a coxswain at Station South Padre Island. “They could save your life.”

No injuries were reported.


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