Four people pulled from sinking boat near Port Aransas

Angelo Anderson
August 28, 2017

Hahn says the Port of Brownsville reopened Saturday morning and they haven't yet been able to assess the Port of Victoria.

Four people were saved when the boat called the "Signet Express" was almost sunk near Port Aransas, Texas Saturday.

Kevin Oditt says helicopters have rescued more than 100 people in the Houston area as Tropical Storm Harvey floods numerous neighborhoods. Four people were also rescued from the vessel Sandy Point.

- Two people and a dog were in good condition at a hospital after being rescued near Rockport. Four people were recused from the vessel Signet Enterprise, which was taking on water, and airlifted to safety. All were in stable condition with no injuries, the Coast Guard said.

The Coast Guard closed the Port of Houston on Friday.

Tony Hahn, commander of the Corpus Christi sector, told the AP on Saturday that the two helicopters managed to rescue the people when it became safe enough to do so.

The National Weather Service says some parts of Houston and just west of the city may receive a Texas record of 50 inches of rain as Tropical Storm Harvey stalls over Texas. It was the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since 2005, and it was expected to hover over Texas until at least midweek.

The Associated Press contributed reporting to this story.

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