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3 rescued off capsized boat near South Padre Island

Posted at 2:27 PM, Jun 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-27 15:30:40-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Three boaters were rescued after a 26-foot vessel capsized Saturday morning.

According to a press release from the Coast Guard,Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders notified the Coast Guard of three people aboard a capsized vessel close to the South Padre Island jetties.

The Station South Padre Island boat crew were able to recover all three boaters, who were wearing life-jackets at the time.

“The three boaters were thankfully wearing their life jackets when they entered the water,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua Yates, Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstander.“We can’t stress enough the importance of wearing a lifejacket or having it readily available before an accident occurs. It will save both your life and the lives of others on your vessel.”