Video captures Coast Guard rescue in Gulf

Posted at 5:38 AM, Apr 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-08 06:42:17-04
Thursday's storm wreaked havoc both on land and at sea.
"We woke up this morning with a tornado watch so we knew it wasn't going to be a good day," said Coast Guard Petty Officer Brian Olsen. 
Fighting the waves nearly 20 miles offshore was the vessel Nomad. Aboard, two fisherman woke up to water filling the cabin. 
"Water was coming over the side so it was an endless battle for him (the Captain)," said Olsen. 
Petty Officer Brian Olsen said crews immediately boarded the stranded 35 foot fishing boat just in time, pumping more than a thousand gallons out before finding the real problem.
The boats cooling system had sprung a leak, sending sea water gushing in a broke hose. The crew stemmed the leak long enough to tow the boat and it's crew to shore. 
"After we got there he kept saying how much he prayed for us and was so happy," said Olsen. "Happy to be alive and happy to have a boat that didn't sink."
Neither crew members on the boat were injured.