Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Port Mansfield, Texas

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 — Coast Guard and partner agency crews are searching for a missing boater near Port Mansfield, Texas, Sunday.

Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report at 2:20 a.m. from Customs and Border Protection stating a paddleboat capsized near the Port Mansfield jetties with two people aboard.

Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and directed the launch of a Coast Guard Station South Padre Island 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boat crew and a Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew.

A good Samaritan on the jetties safely pulled one of the boaters to shore.

Involved in the search are:

Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi
Coast Guard Station South Padre Island
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

If anyone has any information, please contact the Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi command center at (361) 939-0450.

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