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Coast Guard Rescues Four Teenagers From the Water Near Cameron, Louisiana

The Coast Guard rescued four teenagers adrift on a surfboard near Cameron, Louisiana, 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.  A good Samaritan attempted to help but was unable to reach them.  Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast.

Two Coast Guard Station Sabine boat crews and an Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew were launched.  An Air Station Corpus Christi C-144 Ocean Sentry 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.

Weather conditions were reported as 15 mph winds with 1-foot seas.