2017-08-10 / Front Page

Coast Guard rescues five from the Gulf

Joshua Veracruz, an EMT with Port Aransas EMS, checks vital signs on a woman who was one of five people rescued from a capsized boat by the U.S. Coast Guard. (South Jetty staff photo by Zach Perkins, Copyright 2017.)Joshua Veracruz, an EMT with Port Aransas EMS, checks vital signs on a woman who was one of five people rescued from a capsized boat by the U.S. Coast Guard. (South Jetty staff photo by Zach Perkins, Copyright 2017.)Five people were rescued from the Gulf of Mexico after their boat capsized at about 9 a.m. today.

The Coast Guard was able to locate the people near San Jose Island by helicopter, according to Jason Atwater, a police officer with the Port Aransas Police Department. Atwater was one of the first responders attempting to locate the boat.

The boaters were rescued and flown to Mustang Beach Airport. At the airport, Port Aransas EMS checked the victims for injuries.

None of the people involved in the incident suffered serious injuries or was hospitalized.

(See the Thursday, Aug. 17, issue of the South Jetty for the full story.)

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