Coast Guard assists 1 aboard vessel taking on water in Clear Lake

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Saturday, May 28, 2022
Coast Guard rescues man from sinking boat in Clear Lake
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"We urge boaters to carry a damage control kit consisting of plugs, tape, and other materials to patch holes and slow flooding in case of an emergency," authorities said.

CLEAR LAKE, Texas (KTRK) -- A man was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard Friday after his vessel began taking on water in Clear Lake.

The Coast Guard said at about 6:12 p.m., a response boat crew encountered the man while on patrol.

Crews used a hand pump to help drain the boat and tow him to safety, authorities said.

"Even if your boat has automatic pumps installed, we recommend carrying a manual pump on board for situations like these," the Coast Guard said in a news release. "We urge boaters to carry a damage control kit consisting of plugs, tape, and other materials to patch holes and slow flooding in case of an emergency."