GALVESTON, Texas -- A boat stranded some 40 miles off the coast of Galveston was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard Tuesday morning around 11 a.m. All four people onboard were safe.
Logan Foster, 22, runs two businesses, Galveston Fishing Chargers and Get-u-some Fishing Charters.
Foster, a co-worker, and their girlfriends left for a fishing trip to the Clay Piles early Monday morning. But Foster's father started to become uneasy when his son didn't return that evening.
"Something was wrong," said Rusty Foster.
The Coast Guard began searching Monday night, and continued Tuesday morning. Rescuers in an aircraft spotted the 29-foot Proline on the last leg of their flight. Worried family members were sitting in the Coast Guard office when they got the good news.
The Coast Guard told KHOU the boaters simply ran out of gas, but family and friends believe Foster – who has his captain's license – and his friends ran into bigger problems.
"They had water and something to eat on the boat, so they are doing as well as can be," said Rusty.
The boat was towed by a Coast Guard vessel into the Galveston Yacht Basin.