- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

HOUSTON (AP) - The Coast Guard has rescued three people after their boat ran aground in Trinity Bay near Houston.

Coast Guard officials in Houston on Wednesday announced nobody was hurt in the late-night rescue.

A Coast Guard helicopter was dispatched Tuesday night after a relative called to say a boat carrying two men and a female was overdue.

Crews located the boat, which was hung up on a sandbar, after seeing a flare that was a fired from the scene. The boaters also used a flashlight to signal for help. Lt. Brian Seekatz says the boaters did not have a working radio or reliable cellphone.

A rescue swimmer was lowered to the boat. Two people were hoisted into the helicopter. The third person was picked up after trying to walk for help.

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