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Good Samaritan Helps Rescue Texas Fishermen

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    A U.S. Coast Guard boat on Sept. 8, 2013.

    A good Samaritan has helped the U.S. Coast Guard save two men whose fishing boat capsized off the southern Texas Gulf Coast.

    The men were fishing on Monday near Redfish Bay in Port Aransas when their 12-foot boat capsized.

    The wife of one of the men reported them missing to the Coast Guard early Tuesday morning.

    A man who was duck hunting in a boat found one of the missing fishermen, a 45-year-old man, walking down a beach looking for help.

    The man, suffering exposure to the cold, and the good Samaritan let the Coast Guard know where the other missing fisherman, a 24-year-old man who was suffering from hypothermia, was located.

    The 24-year-old man was taken to a Corpus Christi hospital, where he is in stable condition.