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Coast Guard rescues 4 from sinking boat near Freeport

Posted: 2:31 PM, Aug 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-05 15:31:50-04

Four boaters were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard this morning after their vessel capsized near Freeport.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Houston-Galveston received a call from the owner of the 24-foot boat, reporting that he was 10 miles off shore and taking on water.

The Coast Guard prepares to transfer four mariners from their capsizing vessel Aug. 5, 2018 near Freeport, Texas. The mariners were transported to the Bridge Bait boat ramp with no medical concerns. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Freeport.

A crews in a response boat and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter were dispatched to the distressed boat.

Crews arrived at the scene and safely transferred four boaters off of the sinking vessel.

A 24-foot recreational vessel capsizes at anchor Aug. 5, 2018 near Freeport, Texas.The Coast Guard transferred four mariners from their capsized vessel and transported them to Bridge Bait boat ramp with no medical concerns. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Freeport.

Coast Guard says the boat’s owner will coordinate salvage.