On Sunday, which was Father's Day, a Coast Guard crew on routine
patrol spotted an overturned 18-foot pleasure craft. As they
searched the area, they saw a cooler and gas tank floating nearby
and eventually spotted 34-year-old Robert Rasmussen of Houston in
Rasmussen, who was hoisted into the helicopter, then said his
father was still in the water.
The crew continued to search and found that someone had picked
up his 59-year-old father, Richard Rasmussen, of San Leon.
Both men were wearing life jackets.