Coast Guard Rescues Three From Sinking Boat Near Galveston, Texas

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued three boaters after their vessel capsized near Galveston, Texas, Monday afternoon.

Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a mayday notification over Channel 16 from the owner of a 24-foot recreational vessel that he was taking on water near the Galveston jetties.

Sinking Boat from which three were rescued
A sinking recreational vessel drifts near the Galveston jetties near Galveston, Texas on Aug. 13, 2018. A Station Galveston 45-foot Response Boat–Medium boat crew rescued three men from the vessel and transported them ashore.U.S. Coast Guard photo

A Station Galveston 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew was launched and arrived on scene to find all three boaters clinging to the hull of the recreational vessel. All three boaters were given life jackets and transferred on board.

The boaters were transported to Galveston Yacht Basin with no medical concerns.

The owner of the vessel will coordinate salvage efforts.

USCG saves three men from sinking boat.
A Station Galveston 45-foot Response Boat–Medium boat crew rescues three men from a sinking vessel near near Galveston, Texas Aug. 13, 2018. All three men were provided lifejackets by the Coast Guard boat crew before their rescue.U.S. Coast Guard photo
Rescued boaters are all smiles after being saved by US Coast Guard
Three men stand with their rescuers after being transferred from their sinking vessel onto a Station Galveston 45-foot Response Boat–Medium boat crew near Galveston, Texas Aug.13, 2018. All three men were provided life jackets by the Coast Guard before their rescue.U.S. Coast Guard photo