Charter Boat Crew Rescued in Gulf of Mexico

Posted by Eric Haun
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The 29-foot fishing charter boat Reel Deep went missing Monday, July 28, 2014. (USCG photo)

U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue crews worked throughout the night to find a missing charter boat with four people aboard as far as 70 miles off Galveston. A Coast Guard HC-144 aircrew located them about 40 miles offshore as they started the last leg of their search Tuesday at 10:33 a.m.

Logan Foster, operator of the 29-foot fishing charter Reel Deep, departed Galveston Yacht Basin with three other people toward Clay Pile Bank at 5:40 a.m., Monday.

Susan Foster, Logan's step-mother, and her husband said they knew something was wrong Monday night.  They contacted the Coast Guard to report the boaters overdue at around 10 p.m., after waiting many hours for them to return. The family was in the Coast Guard Command Center when the missing charter boat and loved ones were located Tuesday.

"We heard them say they had good news," said Susan Foster. "They came in and said they found them and all four were okay — everybody had tears. Thank you God that we had the Coast Guard."

All four are in good condition and had food and water.

The Coast Guard issued an urgent marine information broadcast to boaters, launched an HU-25 Falcon jet from Air Station Corpus Christi and an MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter from Air Station Houston at around 1 a.m., Tuesday. An MH-65 Dolphin from Houston and an HC-144 Ocean Sentry from Aviation Training Center Mobile, Alabama, as well as the Coast Guard Cutter Manowar, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Galveston, Texas, were launched at first light to continue the search.

The Coast Guard Cutter Manowar and crew are towing the Reel Deep charter boat back to Galveston.

uscgnews.com
 

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