Residents rescued from Bolivar by Coast Guard

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September 12, 2008 3:56:07 PM PDT
The Coast Guard had to rescue some Bolivar residents that decided to ride out the storm Friday morning.TRACK IT: Location/forecast track | Satellite | Computer models | Forecast wind by zip code | Watches/warnings | Hurr. wind probabilities | TS wind probabilities | Tracking map | Get Ike text alerts | Gulf water temps | Tim Heller's blog | During the storm | Your report | Photos

Petty Officer Patrick Kelley said at least 150 people were reportedly trapped. Four helicopters were sent to rescue the residents. The Coast Guard ended up rescuing 94 people and four pets.

Four Coast Guard Jayhawk 60 helicopters had been going back and forth to rescue people, but could only rescue three to four people at a time. Plus, once the winds kicked up, they were too small to continue their rescue missions and largers choppers were called in.

Some of the rescued residents were taken to UTMB and others were taken to Ellington Field. No word of any injuries.

Around 5pm, teh Coast Guard ceased their rescue missions to Bolivar.

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