The quick actions of a good Samaritan along with a Corpus Christi firefighter are being praised after the two men jumped in the waters to rescue six people.
The incident happened just after 8:00 p.m. Saturday along the North Packery Channel.
Firefighters say once they arrived at the scene, witnesses told them six people were thrown from a boat and one of the people in the waters was a young child.
After hearing the news, Captain Greg Fuller, with the Corpus Christi Fire Department, along with a man with a surfboard, jumped into the water before rescue boats arrived at the scene.
Captain Fuller said, “We had a citizen come out and help with the rescue, myself and a citizen swam out and brought in two victims. The Flour Bluff fire department volunteers and Nueces County Emergency Services District 2 and the Corpus Christi fire boats went out and got the other four victims.”
Medics say some people took in water from the gulf.
However, no one needed to be hospitalized.