U.S. Coast Guard personnel and the crew of a research vessel rescued a 57-year-old man about 230 miles offshore of Galveston on Wednesday when his boat started taking on water, Coast Guard officials said.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston received a report from the crew of research vessel Hugin Explorer that the sailing vessel Pomodoro was taking on water and in need of assistance, the release states.

While a Coast Guard helicopter was traveling to the scene, the Hugin Explorer crew helped the man onboard the Pomodoro onto the research vessel. Then the helicopter transported the man to Scholes International Airport in Galveston, according to the release.

Aaron West: 409-683-5246; aaron.west@galvnews.com

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