GALVESTON — The Galveston Island Beach Patrol rescued a father and daughter from Pearland on Tuesday, after they were pushed out to into the Gulf by high winds and were unable to return to shore.
Beach Patrol Chief Pater Davis said rescuers were notified about 12:30 p.m. and had returned both people to shore about 35 minutes later.
Davis said the situation occurred after the 17-year-old girl and her 13-year-old sister were unable to paddle their boards to the shore. The father, 43, managed to retrieve his younger daughter. He returned to assist his older daughter but became stranded with her.
When rescuers arrived at the scene near the west end of Pirates Beach, the pair were stuck on a single board about 100 yards off shore.
By the time the incident concluded, rescuers had been pushed nearly a mile into the Gulf, Davis said.
Beach patrol lifeguards David Nash, Mary Stewart and Amie Huston were involved in the rescue.
No one was injured. The father and daughter were examined at the scene and released.