HOUSTON — Coast Guard boat and helicopter crews rescued 12 people Tuesday after their 60-foot sailboat began taking on water.
It happened at about 9:10 a.m., 14 miles off Freeport.
Rescue crews arrived about 30 minutes later and found the catamaran had completely sunk. The people that had been on the boat were wearing their lifejackets and floated in the water.
Everyone was pulled out of the water safely.