Coast Guard assists crew of sinking fishing vessel

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard helped salvage a fishing vessel taking on water Wednesday, near South Padre Island. A watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi received a call from a crewmember aboard the fishing vessel Stone Mountain at approximately 7 a.m., reporting that the vessel was taking on water about 30 miles northeast of South Padre Island. The Coast Guard launched...