Coast Guard Rescues Texas Man

Man and his dog clung to a capsized boat near the Gulf of Mexico.
3:00 | 03/19/14

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We turn to that dramatic rescue off the coast of Texas. A man and his golden retriever with just three legs were clinging to a capsized boat in rough seas near the gulf of Mexico when the coast guard raced in to help and ABC's John muller has the story. Reporter: Wet, cold and stranded watching the intense mopes the U.S. Coast guard came to the aid of a man and his golden retriever sitting on the hull of this small and violently bobbing boat. All after it capsized in bad weather in matagorda bay in the Texas gulf coast. Jerrold Wynn is one of the members who responded. It was windy, choppy. Just tried to get there as fast as we could. Reporter: The stranded boater, Andy Richard and his dog were on their way to help another disabled boat when the weather got worse. It flipped over while on the phone with a co-worker. That buddy then called the coast guard. He clutched to his door amid four-foot wave and nearly 25-mile-an-hour winds while waiting for help to arrive. We get on scene and the dog was in pretty bad shape clinging to him and the boat as well. Reporter: They threw him a life vest and pulled it in with a rope and then a moment not caught on camera when the rescue boat got close enough Richard helped his dog to safety before jumping over himself. The dog only had three legs and it would have been pretty tough I think to stay above water. Reporter: This morning we're told he and his dog are doing just find, a water weary duo glad to be back on dry land and that other boat waves pushed it and its seven passengers to shore. John muller, ABC news, New York.

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