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Coast Guard rescues 2 mariners near Port Aransas

Coast Guard rescues 2 mariners near Port Aransas, Texas
Posted at 7:30 AM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 08:30:22-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — Members with the US Coast Guard rescued two people after their vessel capsized.

The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the water near Port Aransas.

Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received notification of two people in the water after a wave capsized their recreational vessel. The two men reported they were unable to reach their personal flotation devices before their vessel capsized.

Once on the scene, rescue crews pulled both men from the water.

The two mariners were transferred to emergency medical services personnel at Station Port Aransas. No medical concerns were reported.

"Thankfully, the two mariners remained with their capsized vessel, and our crews were able to quickly arrive on scene," said Lt. j.g. Alexis Williams, command duty officer at Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi. "As the summer months arrive and more people enjoy the water, we want to remind mariners of the importance of personal floatation devices and your ability to reach them quickly in case of emergency."