Photo: U.S. Coast Guard Sector / Air Station Corpus Christi
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On Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi aircrew rescued a man who was caught in rough waters from Tropical Storm Beta off the Port Aransas coast.
According to the air station’s Facebook page, the crew conducted a medical evacuation for a man who was onboard a disabled 20-foot vessel two miles south of the Port Aransas Jetties. The post also included a video of the rescue.
The Coast Guard wrote in its post that the man was safely rescued and transported to Mustang Beach Airport in Port Aransas. It is unclear why the man was out in the Port Aransas waters and how long he was out there.
Port Aransas city officials closed the beach on Saturday in response to Tropical Storm Beta, which made landfall late Monday just north of Port O’Connor near Matagorda Bay. Officials reopened the beach on Tuesday.
Priscilla Aguirre is a general assignment reporter for MySA.com | [email protected] | @CillaAguirre