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Coast Guard rescues two people from boat taking on water in south Louisiana

The Coast Guard medevaced two mariners Thursday from a vessel taking on water near Lake...
The Coast Guard medevaced two mariners Thursday from a vessel taking on water near Lake Pontchartrain.(Source: U.S. Coast Guard)
Published: Apr. 2, 2021 at 10:42 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Coast Guard rescued two mariners Thursday from a vessel taking on water near Lake Pontchartrain.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 11:47 a.m. about a half-submerged 20-foot recreational vessel taking on water with two mariners aboard waving their arms.

The watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and a Coast Guard Station New Orleans 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew to the area.

The helicopter crew arrived on the scene, hoisted one mariner suffering from hypothermia, and transported them to University Medical Center New Orleans LCMC Health in reportedly stable condition. The boat crew transported the other mariner to Station New Orleans where emergency medical services took them for further medical care.

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