San Leon, Texas (KTRK) – The US Coast Guard rescued two boat passengers stranded on a malfunctioning boat near Eagle Point on Monday.
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The Galveston Police Department reported the boat delay at approximately 2:45 p.m. to Coast Guard Command Center Houston-Galveston, according to watchdogs.
Two men were reportedly on board a 14-foot flat-bottomed boat and were last heard at 10:30 p.m. on Sunday.
According to the Coast Guard, the boat may have been disabled and taking water near Saint Leon off Eagle Point.
At 5:30 AM, a helicopter crew was able to locate the boats 1,500 yards off Eagle Point and directed the search crew to rescue them.
Galveston Police Department boat crew helped secure the boat parallel to the pier at Eagle Point Marina in St. Leon.
“If you’re heading into the water, please remember to provide a flotation plan,” said Jay Schroeder, Houston-Galveston Sector Command Officer. “These two men were incredibly lucky to have been found. The quick release of our assets and the teamwork of our crews helped in timing this rescue.”
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