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Public Safety News
United States Coast Guard
News Release
Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Coast Guard assisted four boaters after their vessel lost steering and washed against the rocks on the north jetty in Galveston, Saturday. 

Watchstanders at Sector Houston-Galveston received a call via cell phone at approximately 4 p.m. from a woman who said her and her family's 20-foot pleasure craft were being washed into the rocks on the jetty. 

The Coast Guard launced a MH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter and crew from Air Station Houston and a 25-foot Response Boat-Small from Station Galveston to assist. A good Samaritan answered the Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and when the RBS arrived, had taken the distressed boaters vessel in tow. However, the good Samaritan's tow line snapped, and the RBS then took the pleasure craft in tow. 

No injuries were reported.






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