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Corpus Christi emergency responders rescue two kayakers

Posted: 6:08 PM, Sep 02, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-02 19:08:15-04

A husband and his wife are thanking the efforts of Corpus Christi first responders after they were rescued.

Emergency crews were called out to a distressed kayaker in the Corpus Christi Bay around 3:45 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

First responders say a woman’s kayak took on water and couldn’t stay afloat. Corpus Christi police also responded to the scene to assist in the rescue.

Meanwhile, an operator of the boat noticed the emergency crews arriving at the scene and volunteered his vessel to be used in the rescue operation. Two Corpus Christi emergency responders jumped into the boat and headed to the couple half a mile out in the waters.

A female kayaker was pulled into the boat, while her husband was towed by the boat back to Indian Point Park.

When everyone arrived on the shore, the husband and wife thanked first responders and the Good Samaritan who helped emergency crews get them out of the waters.

Luckily, no one sustained any injuries.