NewsNational News

Actions

Crews searching Texas bayou for boaters after distress call

Coast Guard
Posted at 6:54 AM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 07:54:36-04

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard is searching a Texas bayou after receiving a call that a boat with seven people aboard was taking on water.

The Coast Guard says the mayday radio transmission came in Monday night from a boater on the Cedar Bayou near Baytown, about 25 miles east of Houston.

The Coast Guard says the boater told officials that there were four adults and three children aboard the boat.

All radio communications were lost following the initial call.

Crews were searching early Tuesday by helicopter and boat for any sign of vessel or those aboard.

------------------------------------------------------------
Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

To reach the newsroom or report a typo/correction, click HERE.

Download our free app for Apple, Android, Roku and Amazon devices.

Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox. Select from these options: Breaking News, Evening News Headlines, Latest COVID-19 Headlines, Morning News Headlines, Special Offers

Alexa's Daily Flash Briefing

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Instagram

Subscribe to our Youtube channel