GALVESTON (September 23, 2013)--The U.S. Coast Guard has helped rescue two men from Galveston Bay after a large wave struck a fishing boat, sweeping one man overboard.
Coast Guard personnel rescued the man, who was swept from the boat Sunday and the second man, who grabbed two life jackets and jumped in the water to help his friend.
Petty Officer 1st Class David Sassner said the fishing boat operator tried to maneuver the vessel, but broke the key in the ignition and stalled the engine.
A Good Samaritan notified the Coast Guard, which responded by boat.
Sassner says the two men were pulled from the water and the fishing boat was towed.
Nobody was hurt.