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Good Samaritan rescues 5 people from capsized boat off coast of Galveston

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HOUSTON – A good Samaritan rescued five people Saturday afternoon from a capsized boat off the coast of Galveston, officials said.

The incident was reported at 12:43 p.m. when the crew of a tank ship spotted five people 12 miles east of Galveston in the water and saved them.

“If not for the diligence of the crew of the tanker Overseas Texas City, the outcome of today’s events may not have been as successful,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Rendon, a search and rescue controller at Sector Houston-Galveston. “It is incredibly important that boaters are aware of their surroundings and prepared for emergency situations.”

There were no reported injuries.

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