Five rescued by Coast Guard after boat swamps in Houston Ship Channel

One of them was seriously injured and transported to the hospital via Medevac

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HOUSTON - Five people were rescued by the Coast Guard Friday after the boat there were on became swamped just off Morgan's Point in the Houston Ship Channel.

Shortly after 8am, the Coast Guard says a pilot boat captain reported seeing the people in the water to the Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston, and that one of the five couldn't feel his legs. An aircrew was launched aboard a rescue helicopter from Air Station Houston and a boat crew was launched aboard a small boat from Station Houston.

A fire boat from the Houston Fire Department and two good Samaritan vessels in the area also responded.

The aircrew landed on a nearby beach and transferred the injured man from the good Samaritan vessel Surfboard to the helicopter and transported him to Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center for further treatment.

According to the Coast Guard, the four other people were picked up by a crew from Sea Tow and transported to the Texas City Dyke in good condition.

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