Coast Guard rescues 3 from sunken shrimp boat

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Monday, July 11, 2016
A Coast Guard boatcrew rescued three men after their 28-foot shrimp boat took on water and sank

PORT ARTHUR, TX -- The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued three men whose shrimp boat sank in the mouth of the Sabine River near the Texas-Louisiana border.

Coast Guard officials say 911 dispatch notified them around 4 a.m. Monday that the 28-foot shrimp boat "Captain Kevin" was taking on water.

The Coast Guard's Sector Houston-Galveston launched a 45-foot rescue boat to help.

The rescue boat arrived at the scene around 4:30 a.m. and found a debris field, determining that the shrimp boat had sunk.

Officials say the rescue crew searched the area and found two men on some jetties and a third individual hanging onto a life ring. None of the three men were wearing life jackets.

One of the men rescued was taken to an area hospital and treated for minor injuries.