Five people have been rescued from the Gulf of Mexico about 12 miles off the coast of Galveston after their boat capsized.
The Coast Guard says a tanker crew alerted them and sent out its own rescue boat to collect the stranded boaters. A Coast Guard vessel arrived to retrieve the people and bring them ashore later Saturday.
No injuries have been reported.
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Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st class Chris Rendon credits the diligence of the tanker crew for preventing a more serious outcome.