Two boaters rescued after 17 hours in Trinity Bay

August 9, 2010 10:47:03 AM PDT
The U.S. Coast Guard in Houston says the crew of a towing vessel has rescued two boaters who were in the water for 17 hours after their vessel capsized. The Coast Guard says the boaters were rescued around 8 a.m. Monday. Their small pleasure craft overturned Sunday afternoon in Trinity Bay.

The Coast Guard says the boaters, who wore life jackets were on their way from Eagle Point, in Galveston County, when their boat began taking on water. The two were unable to make a distress call, but managed to stay with the capsized vessel.

Further details on the conditions of the pair were not immediately released. The Coast Guard dispatched a rescue vessel to help return the boaters to land.