Coast Guard searching for possible people in the water near Baytown, Texas

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo.

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for seven possible people in the water in Cedar Bayou just west of the U.S. Highway 146 bridge near Baytown, Texas.

At 9:40 p.m. Monday, Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a mayday radio transmission on Ch. 16 from a distressed mariner stating his 27-foot recreational vessel was taking on water with four adults and three children onboard. After this initial report, radio communications were lost.

Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched an Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and a Station Houston 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew to search the area.

Anyone with information should contact Sector Houston-Galveston at 281-464-4854.

Involved in the search are:

  • Coast Guard Air Station Houston
  • Coast Guard Station Houston
  • Baytown Police Department
  • Baytown Fire Department

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