Coast Guard rescues four fishermen off South Padre Island
Wed, 09 Feb 2011 10:19:09 GMT —
Four fisherman are back on dry land after their boat capsized in the Gulf of Mexico off South Padre Island.
U.S. Coast Guard officials reported the men's boat had capsized but they had been found and rescued.
The four men were treated for mild hypothermia and then released.
Family members told Action 4 News that the group took off from South Padre Island on Tuesday morning but went missing.
Action 4 News spoke with a neighbor of the missing fishermen.
Neighbor Sandy Wolgamott said the four men are from out of state.
She said they left in a truck yesterday morning from their mobile home park in Harlingen.
The Coast Guard confirms the truck was located last night near the Coast Guard station on South Padre Island.
Wolgamott said the boat the men left in was already having trouble before the four left.
She said the missing men include boat owner Barry Hannah from Indiana, Dave Pajette and his son from Iowa and George Hensley from Idaho.Details of the rescue were not immediately available but Coast Guard officials reported they had searched the by helicopter and by boat for the men.