Coast Guard rescues one boater, searching for four others in Gulf of Mexico

Friday, April 19, 2013

The Coast Guard rescued one person and are searching for four others after their fishing boat sank early Friday morning in the Gulf of Mexico.

The call about the ship came in at around 3:30am about the vessel, which went down about 115 miles southeast of Galveston. An air crew flew from Corpus Christi and was able to spot a man in an orange life raft.

A Dolphin rescue helicopter was launched from Houston and was able to hoist the man to safety. Crews took him to a nearby oil rig to be checked out medically.

The man told the Coast Guard there were four other people on board before it sank. The search for those crewmembers continues.

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