Even though the newspaper headline read, "Person Rescued From Boat On San Bernard" the story said that a Air Station Houston helicopter crew lowered a rescue swimmer and dewatering pump to a 46-foot cabin cruiser, aground about a quarter-mile from the mouth of the San Bernard. The boat operator left the scene by helicopter.
In reality the person was rescued from a boat aground in the Gulf of Mexico about 100 yards from the mouth, not actually on the San Bernard. FOR roving reporter Bob Bailey took these photos and said, "if the mouth had been open the boat would have made it".
The article reported that the owner of the boat waded safely to shore which is pretty much the case anywhere around the mouth! It's so shallow, the biggest danger is probably stepping on something sharp.