Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston command center watchstanders were notified around 3:30 a.m. about an overdue fisherman and dog last seen in a 12-foot jon boat with no motor around midnight Monday.
A family member of the overdue fisherman told a Coast Guard crew helping another boater near the Texas City Dike boat ramp. The response boat crew found the jon boat with the overdue fisherman and the dog around 8:35 a.m.
“This search and rescue case exemplifies the importance of having the proper safety equipment on board your vessel, especially proper navigation lights and effective communication equipment,” said Lt. Cmdr. Ian Murray, search and rescue mission coordinator at Sector Houston-Galveston. “We’re exceptionally pleased with the positive outcome of this case and thankful we were able to safely reunite the man and dog with their family.”
No one was hurt in the incident.