Good Samaritan, Coast Guard rescue 3 boaters near Galveston Bay

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on October 26, 2013 at 2:15 PM

Updated Sunday, Oct 27 at 4:15 PM

HOUSTON — A good Samaritan and a U.S. Coast Guard boatcrew medevaced three people after their boat capsized Saturday at the Galveston Bay Entrance Channel.

Adolph Postel, a charter fishing captain, contacted the Coast Guard just after 8:30 a.m., and said that a 21-foot powerboat had capsized, leaving three people in the water.

“I heard some hollering. I thought they had just caught a big fish or something,” Postel said. “I turned around. The boat had flipped over and they were all in the water.”

The USCG a response boat and a helicopter from Air Station Houston.

When the response boat arrived on scene, Postel had taken all three of the distressed people aboard his boat. One survivor reported having a broken leg.

The response-boat crew brought two of the three people aboard and the two boats brought the three survivors back to Station Galveston where local EMS was standing by.

“It was an adventurous morning,” said Postel. “We’re just glad everyone’s OK.”

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