Boaters Rescued in Pass Christian Harbor

A fishing trip turns into a rescue mission when strong winds capsized a boat this afternoon.
A local man and his brother were fishing just south of the Pass Christian Harbor when things took a turn for the worst. The two boaters were able to contact DMR just before 5 o’clock from their cellphones. They told authorities their 16 foot aluminum boat had taken a beating from strong winds and was sinking. DMR was able to locate the two men within an hour and a half via radar. Both were uninjured thanks mostly to their lifejackets.
Chief of Marine Patrol Keith Davis said, “They are both in good condition. Obviously, they are a little cold. They’re in the pre-stages of hypothermia. Don’t believe they need to go to the hospital at this time. The ambulance behind me is allowing them to warm up a little bit. Doing some paper work and they’ll be going home this evening.”
Chief Davis tells News 25, DMR and the two brothers were also able to remain in contact during the search via cellphone.

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