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.”