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Coast Guard rescues Seadrift couple

By Jennifer Lee Preyss
Jan. 23, 2011 at 9:03 p.m.
Updated Jan. 23, 2011 at 7:24 p.m.

Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi dispatched a Helo helicopter at 7 p.m. Sunday evening to retrieve a male and female from The San Antonio Bay near Seadrift. Coast Guard Operations Specialist, Petty Officer 1st Class Nayo Gallegos, said the couple initially placed a distress call at 6:34 p.m. indicating their catemeran vessel had capsized near Swan Point.

"They have been located and retrieved, and appear to be OK," Gallegos said.

Gallegos did not yet know what caused the boat to capsize.



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