Coast Guard rescues 6 people, including 2 children, from vessel taking on water

Published 2:27 pm Monday, April 1, 2024

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PAVELL ISLAND — The Coast Guard rescued six people from their overturned vessel near Pavell Island this weekend, authorities said.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from an Orange County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher at 7:54 p.m. Sunday.

The report stated a vessel was taking on water with four adults and two children aboard.

Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and directed the launch of a Coast Guard Station Sabine 29-foot Response Boat–Small crew to respond.

The RB–S crew arrived on scene and discovered the vessel capsized; all six people were wearing life jackets and standing on the boat in waist-deep water.

The boat crew approached, embarked the boaters and safely transferred them to emergency medical services personnel waiting on shore, authorities said.