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8th District Public Affairs

U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

Date: Aug. 11, 2012

Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi

Contact: Lt. Tyrone Conner

Office: (361) 438-0176

Good Samaritans rescue 3 children and 6 adults near Port Aransas Jetties

PORT ARANSAS, Texas — Nine people were rescued by good Samaritans after the people's boat capsized Saturday evening off the Port Aransas Jetties.

Coast Guard watchstanders received a call from a mariner around 6:13 p.m., reporting a pleasure craft capsized and that nine people were in the water.

Coast Guard Station Port Aransas quickly launched a 45-foot Response Boat - Medium and crew to the boat’s reported location.

“We arrived on scene to find that the 18-foot pleasure craft had capsized and that two good Samaritan vessels had safely recovered the nine individuals that had been in the water,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher Dominguez, the coxswain of the response boat.

The Coast Guard crew escorted the adults and children aboard the two good Samaritan boats to Station Port Aransas.

The Coast Guard is grateful to those in the maritime community that keep a sharp look out while underway and help fellow mariners by responding to those in distress. Doing so may make a critical difference during maritime emergencies and help save lives.

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