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Aug 3, 2013 11:27 PM by Jessica Holley - jholley@rkristv.com

Man Rescued After Boat Overturns

CORPUS CHRISTI - A man was pulled out of the bay Saturday evening after his sailboat overturned. The search began around 7 p.m.

The man said it was a combination of the wind and waves that caught him off guard and caused his small boat to over turn. As he made his way back on shore he called his time out there an adventure.

Coast Guard, Marine Patrol, Corpus Christi Police Department, and Fire Department searched for the man.

Search crews located the boat with in 15 minutes of arriving but had difficulty finding the man.

"We had some some witnesses on the back that the vessel go over and we weren't really able to get a real good visual on the person because he didn't have a life vest on and had a grey shirt," Mike Schmidt, battalion Chief for CCFD

The man was found alive, but exhausted from battling the waves for almost an hour.

Once back on shore he thanked the people who helped rescuers find him.

The fire department say it was a good thing they were able to find him before the sun completely set.


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