Good Samaritan assists Coast Guard with rescue

HOUSTON – A Good Samaritan assisted the Coast Guard today rescuing three adults when their vessel they were aboard reportedly capsized in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately four miles off the coast of Port Aransas, Texas.

Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Port Aransas received a call at 8:30 a.m. from a crewmember aboard the Fisherman’s Wharf, a local fishing guide service vessel, reporting that a 20-foot pleasure craft had capsized and three people were in the water.

Crewmembers from Fisherman’s Wharf pulled the three adults from the water and transfered them to the 25-foot Coast Guard smallboat from Station Port Aransas, that had arrived on scene.

The three individuals were taken by the Coast Guard smallboat crew to Conn Brown Harbor.

No injuries were reported.

The Coast Guard, along with local civilian tow services are currently searching for the submerged vessel.

“The surviors were fortunate that the Good Samariatin was close by and reacted so quickly to pull them from the water,” said Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Michael L. Griffin, operations unit controller at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi, Texas.

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