Coast Guard rescues 3 from Matagorda Bay

Coast Guard crews from Corpus Christi rescued three mariners after their shrimp boat started taking on water Monday morning, a news release from Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi states.

Authorities were alerted about the stricken vessel 2 miles away from the Matagorda jetties, and the three people aboard planned to abandon their boat, the release states.

The shrimp boat crew members were told to light a flare so rescuers could find them, according to the release.

The people were recovered from the water in Matagorda Bay and taken to Station Port O'Connor by a rescue boat, the release states.

The partially submerged shrimp boat remains in the bay 300 yards from shore, the release states.

There were no known injuries, authorities said.

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