Coast Guard rescues man near La Porte

May 10, 2009 7:34:25 PM PDT
Two men were thrown from a catamaran when it capsized in the Bayport Ship Channel near La Porte Sunday and that's when the Coast Guard jumped into action. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

The call came in to the Coast Guard shortly before noon. A man was clinging to the hull of the capsized boat and another man had been separated from the boat and needed help.

A Coast Guard chopper and crew quickly arrived on the scene. The man who was clinging onto the catamaran was assisted by a good Samaritan, while the man who had become separated was hoisted out of the water and into the Coast Guard helicopter.

He was checked out and then transported to the La Porte Municipal Airport.

Watch video of the rescue here

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