Coast Guard responds to 2 separate distress calls offshore Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard responds to 2 separate distress calls offshore Freeport, Texas
Coast Guard Station Freeport 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jared Cleberg HOUSTON — The Coast Guard responded to two separate distress calls from mariners aboard disabled vessels offshore Freeport, Texas, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report of a disabled pleasure craft with five adults aboard. The report stated one of...

Coast Guard assists 4 on disabled vessel near Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard assists 4 on disabled vessel near Freeport, Texas
Coast Guard Station Freeport 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jared ClebergHOUSTON — The Coast Guard assisted four boaters after their vessel became disabled approximately 23 miles offshore from Freeport, Texas, Monday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders were notified of a disabled 25-foot pleasure craft with four boaters aboard by the crew of the...

Coast Guard ends search for missing swimmer near Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard ends search for missing swimmer near Freeport, Texas
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll HOUSTON —The Coast Guard has ended the search for a missing swimmer at Surfside Beach near Freeport, Texas, Tuesday morning. At approximately 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening, Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received notification that a 17-year-old boy was reported missing after not making it...

Coast Guard ends search for missing swimmer near Matagorda, Texas

Coast Guard ends search for missing swimmer near Matagorda, Texas
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard ended the search for a missing swimmer at Matagorda Beach near Matagorda, Texas, Monday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received notification that a body was recovered at approximately 6:00 p.m. matching the description of the missing swimmer. The search began Sunday when Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders...

Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer near Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer near Freeport, Texas
Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter File Photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing swimmer at Surfside Beach near Freeport, Texas. At approximately 8:00 p.m. Sunday, Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received notification that a 17-year-old boy was reported missing after not making it back to shore while swimming with friends. Sector Houston-Galveston...

Coast Guard rescues man from river near Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard rescues man from river near Freeport, Texas
Coast Guard Station Freeport 25-Foot Response Boat-Small File Photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued a man from the Brazos River near Freeport, Texas, Thursday evening. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report of a person being swept down the Brazos River after his vehicle entered the water. Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a Coast...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker near San Luis Pass, Texas

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker near San Luis Pass, Texas
Coast Guard Cutter Beluga file photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a missing kayaker near San Luis Pass, Texas, Friday evening. An extensive 41-hour search was conducted covering an area of 2,638 square miles. Involved in the search were: googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin...

Coast Guard searches for missing kayaker near San Luis Pass, Texas

Coast Guard searches for missing kayaker near San Luis Pass, Texas
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65D Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing kayaker near San Luis Pass, Texas, Thursday. Missing is 49 year-old Charles Ferguson, last seen in a green kayak and wearing a white shirt. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a call from the wife of the missing...

Coast Guard medevacs mariner 35 miles offshore Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs mariner 35 miles offshore Galveston, Texas
Coast Guard 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium file photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 70-year-old man approximately 30 miles offshore of Galveston, Texas, Friday evening. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request from the sailing vessel Tenacious stating a mariner aboard the vessel was exhibiting signs of a heart attack and in need of medical assistance. Watchstanders...