Coast Guard rescues stranded boaters,6-year-old boy

Published: October 29, 2007 | 6780th good news item since 2003

The Coast Guard rescued a 6-year-old boy and four men who went missing in Trinity Bay, Texas Sunday night.

The family had been in-touch with the boaters, but lost contact with them around 9 p.m. Sunday. After losing contact with them, the family called a Texas Parks and Wildlife officer for help.

The officer then contacted a watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston just before 2 a.m. requesting help to find the boy and men who were stranded in a broken down boat.

The Coast Guard launched a helicopter and rescue boat crew to help in the search. At dawn a second helicopter and rescue boat crew joined the search.

The rescue helicopter crew located the disabled boat with all five onboard in Galveston Bay. The boaters were all found in good condition.

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