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4 Fisherman rescued at South Padre Island jetties

Posted at 7:10 PM, Oct 26, 2019

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews rescued four fishermen from the water after their boat capsized at the South Padre Island jetties near South Padre Island, Texas,

It happened late Friday evening, Oct. 25.

Around 11:00 pm Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received notification that Little Joseph, a 63-foot fishing vessel, was taking on water after colliding with the south jetty.

A Station South Padre Island 33-foot Special Purpose Craft–Law Enforcement boat crew and a Station South Padre Island 45-foot Response Boat–Medium boat crew responded to the call.

After arriving on scene at 11:28 pm, all four mariners had entered the water. Using heaving lines, the boat crew of the SPC-LE rescued three of the fishermen and the crew of the RB-M rescued the last remaining fisherman from the water.

The crews of the SPC-LE and the RB-M transferred the four mariners to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at Station South Padre Island.

The fisherman were reported to be in stable condition.