Coast Guard medevacs 3 after collision near Port O’Connor

Coast Guard medevacs 3 after collision near Port O'Connor
Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard medevaced three boaters after a collision near Port O’Connor, Texas, Friday evening. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a distress call from the owner of a 38-foot pleasure craft stating his boat had been involved in a collision that resulted in...

Coast Guard rescues kayaker near Matagorda, Texas

Coast Guard rescues kayaker near Matagorda, Texas
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kelly Parker.CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued a kayaker near Matagorda, Texas, Friday evening. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a call from a kayaker stating that his kayak sank after taking on water, leaving him clinging to an ice chest with a lifejacket on. A Coast...

Coast Guard responds to gas pipeline fire near Port O’Connor, Texas

Coast Guard responds to gas pipeline fire near Port O'Connor, Texas
The Coast Guard responds to a gas pipeline fire near Port O’Connor, Texas. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard responded to a gas pipeline fire near Port O’Connor, Texas, Tuesday evening. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a mayday call from the dredge Jonathon King Boyd who reported the vessel was on fire after hitting a gas pipeline while conducting...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 from capsized boat near Padre Island

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 from capsized boat near Padre Island
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard aircrew and a good Samaritan rescued 67-year-old Sam Jingles and his wife, 57-year-old Lisa Jingles after they crashed into a mile marker in Baffin Bay early Thursday morning. At approximately 9:30 a.m., Mr. Jingles was able to get a phone call to local police. They notified Coast Guard Station Port O’Connor watchstanders that two people had been hanging...

Coast Guard medevacs crewman from frieghter near Port O’Connor, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs crewman from frieghter near Port O'Connor, Texas
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard boat crew medevaced a 27-year-old man from freight ship about 6 miles offshore in the Matagorda Anchorage Saturday morning. At about 9:20 a.m., the crew of the vessel Borag called Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders and stated the chief master had been experiencing blurry vision, headaches and vomiting since suffering a fall Friday. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard rescues 2 men stranded on island in San Antonio Bay

Coast Guard rescues 2 men stranded on island in San Antonio Bay
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew rescued two men from an island in San Antonio Bay Saturday evening. Rescued were Richard Tesch, 42, and Ruben Vasquez, 53. At approximately 6 p.m. Saturday, Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders received a call from Refugio County Sheriff’s Department stating they had received a report of a 16-foot overturned flat bottom boat...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people near San Antonio Bay, Texas

Coast Guard rescues 3 people near San Antonio Bay, Texas
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued three people aboard a grounded recreational boat in Mission Lake, near Seadrift, Texas, early Thursday morning. “Our helicopter crew, Sector Command Center, and Texas Parks and Wildlife responded expeditiously and prevented a bad situation from getting worse,” said Lt. j.g. Gregory Bukata, one of the helicopter pilots. “A special thanks...

Coast Guard Station Port O’Connor boatcrews busy with two rescues, saves 7

Coast Guard Station Port O’Connor boatcrews busy with two rescues, saves 7
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard Station Port O’Connor boatcrews saved seven people during two search and rescue cases Friday. Early Friday morning, a response boatcrew rescued six adults aboard a disabled sailboat drifting toward the Matagorda jetties. Then, during the early evening, another boatcrew medevaced a 55-year-old man with a head injury off another sailboat. Both sailboat crews were...

Coast Guard and partner agences rescue 3 disoriented boaters off Matagorda Island

Coast Guard and partner agences rescue 3 disoriented boaters off Matagorda Island
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service worked together to rescue three stranded boaters off of Matagorda Island in a joint operation spanning most of the weekend. At approximately 8:30 p.m. Friday, watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi Command Center received a call from three boaters on a 22-foot boat saying...