U.S. Coast Guard

photo by Robert Sloan

One thing is certain about boating – its unpredictable adventure on just about every trip out.

A Texas game warden got a call about a missing boat that was last seen on Lake Somerville. The boat’s occupants were already two hours late getting home. The wind was blowing over 30 miles an hour that day, and the waves were over 4 feet. The boaters got lucky. They were found. The high waves had caused the boat to take on water and sink, forcing the occupants to swim to shore. One of them was taken to the hospital for hypothermia, but they were otherwise OK.


The public is invited to the 13th annual tribute to Orange County veterans 6 p.m. Sunday, May 29, at the Heritage Veterans Memorial Plaza, 3810 MLK Drive in Orange. The event is free.

Held annually on the plaza on the campus of Orange First Church of the Nazarene, the program includes special speakers, patriotic music and more.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Bradley Pigage, an Air Station Houston rescue swimmer, r

A 33-year-old man was rescued by a Coast Guard aircrew when his boat ran aground Friday, Dec. 14, approximately 7 miles southeast of Port Arthur.

The daughter of an employee from Dustin Gulf Seafood reported the missing man to Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders, saying that the man had not arrived at his usual time.