Skip Navigation Links
Front Page
About GNSExpand About GNS
Arts & Culture
Business/Industry
CommunitiesExpand Communities
EducationExpand Education
Entertainment
Faith & Values
International
Links
Maritime
Medical News
Opinion/ForumExpand Opinion/Forum
Public Safety
Special EventsExpand Special Events
Transportation
Weather


Houston Maritime Museum
Maritime News
United States Coast Guard
News Release
Saturday, November 19, 2011

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued three people after their boat capsized in East Bay, Saturday. 

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a call from one of the persons in the water at approximately 3:15 p.m., stating that their 36-foot catamaran had capsized. The three were unable to put on their life jackets. 

The Coast Guard launched a 25-foot Response Boat-Small and crew from Station Galveston and a MH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter and crew from Air Station Houston to assist. 

The RBS crew was able to reach two of the people in the water. But due to the catamaran's rigging in the water, the small boat crew was unable to reach the third person. The helicopter lowered a rescue swimmer to assist the third person, an elderly man, and help him to the RBS. 

The three people in the water were rescued without injury. 

"This was an instance that our training came into play.  All of us working together made this rescue run smoothly and without unnecessary risks," said Petty Officer 3rd Class Josh Magie, an aviation survival technician at Air Station Houston. 




Port of Texas City Dannenbaum Engineering
About Guidry News GHF ELISSA


Guidry News Service is headquartered in Midtown Houston.
at 4001 Fannin Street, Suite 4432, Houston, TX. 77004-4077
(409) 763 NEWS(6397)         News@GuidryNews.com
© 1996, Guidry News Service. Duplication of any part of this website in any manner is prohibited.