Coast Guard rescues 4 people from their overturned boat near Freeport, officials say

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Eyewitness News at 6am - May 15, 2024
Eyewitness News at 6am - May 15, 2024

FREEPORT, Texas (KTRK) -- Coast Guard crews rescued four people from their overturned boat earlier this week in Freeport.

According to Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston, watchstanders received a mayday call at about 4:47 p.m. on Monday from a crew member who said their tug and barge were rolling over on their side with four people aboard.

Officials said the boat crew pulled three people on board from a life raft and taken to Station Freeport.

The fourth person, who reportedly suffered a back injury, was hoisted into a helicopter and flown to the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston.

Their conditions are unknown.

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