Family Found Safe on Brazos River After Getting Stranded

It's a story that all too often ends in tragedy, but we have a happy ending west of College Station.

The South Brazos, College Station, and Bryan Fire Departments were called to the Brazos River near Hopes Creek Road and River Oaks Drive Tuesday night for a family in a boat, stranded on the river.

A husband, wife, their four-month-old baby, along with their dog launched their small fishing boat on the Brazos River at Highway 60 for a trip expected to end at Highway 105.

But rescue personnel say the family ran out of gas, and were stranded on the river for about 3 hours. A gust of wind finally blew them toward the river bank.

Kenneth Utz of the South Brazos Fire Department said,
"They were actually able to jump out, one of them jumped out, pulled the boat up on the bank a little bit and they were just kind of stuck there. No one was hurt and everybody was safe."

All 3 people and the dog in the boat are reported safe.

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