HOUSTON — The
Coast Guard rescued three people from the water after their vessel started
sinking in the Sabine Channel near Sabine Pass, Texas, Saturday.
transiting the Sabine Channel around 2:10 p.m., a Coast Guard 29-foot Response
Boat–Small crew from Station Sabine Pass discovered a 18-foot vessel
taking on water with three people aboard.
Guard crew began escorting the swamped vessel to a Sabine Pass boat ramp, but
the vessel took on excessive water and capsized, causing all three boaters to
enter the water. None were wearing life jackets. The RB–S crew
pulled all three people from the water and brought them safely ashore.
injuries were reported. The vessel's owner will reportedly arrange for salvage
of the adrift vessel.
case reminds boaters that you shouldn't hesitate to call for assistance when
something goes amiss,” said Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Tim Washington,
coxswain for the case. "When it comes to mishaps and emergencies on the
water, events unfold too quickly to wait. When in doubt, call 911 or the Coast
Guard so we can get to you and render timely assistance."