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Coast Guard rescues boy drifting out to sea - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

December 20, 2014

Coast Guard rescues boy drifting out to sea

Posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 1:00 am | Updated: 1:29 pm, Fri Jun 13, 2014.

CRYSTAL BEACH — A 12-year-old boy who floated more than 300 yards away from the Bolivar Peninsula shoreline when his inner tube began drifting out to sea was rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew on Tuesday.

The boy was swimming with his family near Crystal Beach when the inner tube went adrift and began floating out to sea at about 2 p.m., Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick said.

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