CAMERON (AP) — The Coast Guard says a boat reported sinking in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana late Thursday was safely towed to shore and one passenger was treated for minor injuries.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Vega in Houston said another private boat located the 31-foot pleasure craft around 10 p.m. Thursday.
The second boat began towing the disabled boat to Cameron until a Coast Guard vessel arrived and took over. The boat reported taking on water 20 miles southeast of the Cameron jetties and radioed for help. Help arrived about two hours after the call for help.
The boat carried four adults and three children. Vega says a passenger who was vomiting was taken to a hospital for examination, as a precaution.
Vega had no additional details on the boat or those on board.