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War vet rescued after 10 days at sea

A decorated Korean War veteran was safe in Houston Wednesday after a Coast Guard helicopter crew plucked him from his sailboat, which was caught in turbulent seas about 115 miles south of Sabine Pass.

Kenneth L. Ketchum, variously described as 75 or 80, was hoisted from the storm-tossed 32-foot Down East cutter Enchantress about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday by a Houston-based helicopter crew responding to the boat's emergency radio beacon.

Coast Guard spokesman Mike O'Berry said Ketchum told rescuers he was "unable to fend for himself."

Click here to read a report by the Houston Chronicle.

Click here to view the Coast Guard video.