Coast Guard rescues boat near Port Mansfield

The U.S. Coast Guard helped save a large fishing boat from sinking near Port Mansfield Thursday night.

The 67-foot fishing boat Bella Ariel called in to report it was taking on water and needed help.

A USCG helicopter from Corpus Christi and rescue response boat from South Padre Island arrived on the scene and gave the crew of the Bella Ariel a dewatering pump.

Once the crew and guardsmen were able to secure the leak the fishing boat was able to operate on its own power.