Coast Guard rescued 17 people, dog after Hurricane Harvey

Posted at 2:49 PM, Aug 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-26 17:59:47-04

The U.S. Coast Guard said that they rescued 15 people near Port Aransas and 2 people and their dog in Rockport after Hurricane Harvey on Saturday.

They said they people in Port Aransas were on vessels when they were rescued.

Coast Guard aircrews are conducting several search and rescue cases in Port Aransas:

- Seven people were rescued aboard the tugboat Sabine and airlifted to a rig near Aransas Pass.

- Four people were rescued aboard the vessel Signet Enterprise that was taking on water and airlifted to safety.

- Four people rescued aboard vessel Sandy Point.

In Rockport, the people were spotted by the Coast Guard when they were searching in their helicopter.

 “This case included 2 Coast Guard MH-65 helicopters collaborating in a great effort to save multiple lives. To complete the evolution quickly and take these mariners out of harms way, the aircrews delivered the survivors to a drop off point and the Signet Constellation transported the survivors to a safer location,” according to Capt. Tony Hahn, commander, Sector Corpus Christi.

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