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Teenagers rescued after being swept to sea south of Cameron

Posted at 9:54 PM, Apr 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-25 22:54:22-04

The Coast Guard rescued four teenagers adrift on a surfboard near Cameron on Thursday.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from the Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Office of four teenagers on a surfboard who were being swept out to sea approximately 500-yards from shore.

Officials say a good Samaritan attempted to help but was unable to reach them.

Two Coast Guard Station Sabine boat crews and an Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew were launched.  An aircrew was diverted and spotted the adrift teenagers once on scene.

The Station Sabine Response boat crews recovered all four teenagers and transferred them to Station Sabine where they were met by family members.

Coast Guard says that weather conditions were reported as 15 mph winds with 1-foot seas.