CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - Corpus Christi police confirmed to 3News that one of two men pulled from the water Monday after a boating accident died in the hospital later that night. The Nueces County Medical Examiner's Office has identified that man as 52-year-old Robert Phelan.
The U.S. Coast Guard, Corpus Christi police and other agencies were called out Monday afternoon to rescue two men who had fallen off a boat in the Corpus Christi Bay. Another boater spotted the two and called 911 shortly after 3:30 p.m. Authorities said the men were out in the water for about half an hour and were taken to the Nueces Bay boat ramp near North Beach after the rescue.
Both men were taken to Christus Spohn Hospital Shoreline. Phelan was pronounced dead at the hospital.
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