One Dies, 2 Rescued After Boat Sinks In Texas Bay

(U.S. Coast Guard photo/file)

CORPUS CHRISTI (July 28, 2014) Coast Guard rescuers found two people clinging to a platform and a man floating in the water unresponsive after responding to a distress call Sunday morning from a 24-foot boat that was taking on water in Copano Bay near Rockport.

A rescue helicopter arrived shortly after the boat sank, the Coast Guard said.

The man and a 14-year-old girl were taken to a nearby hospital, where the man was pronounced dead.

Information about the teenager’s condition wasn’t available.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is investigating.