HOUSTON — The Coast Guard assisted agency partners in rescuing a man from the water on Lake Livingston, Texas, Monday.
Houston-Galveston watchstanders received notification from the San
Jacinto County fire chief at about 10 p.m. Sunday that a 15-foot
pleasure craft had capsized on Lake Livingston around 7 p.m., ejecting
one man and two women into the water. Cape Royale Volunteer Fire
Department personnel had rescued the women from the water, but a
29-year-old male was missing. He was reportedly wearing a life jacket.
directed the launch of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast
Guard Air Station Houston. The helicopter crew arrived on scene and
joined in the search with boat crews from Livingston County, Polk County
and San Jacinto County.
1:39 a.m., the helicopter crew located the boater near Pine Island and
directed Polk County Game Wardens to his position. The boat crew pulled
the man from the water and brought him ashore to emergency medical
services personnel, who transported him to St. Luke's Health - Memorial
Hospital in Livingston, Texas. He was reported to be in stable
you’re boating on a lake or on the ocean, wearing a life jacket is
critically important,” said Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Tyler
Beasley, operations unit controller, Sector Houston-Galveston.
“This individual’s life jacket kept him afloat and visible for nearly
seven hours while first responders searched. Ultimately, the life jacket
undoubtedly saved his life.”