Coast Guard helps boaters stranded in Lake Pontchartrain

The Coast Guard assisted four people aboard a disabled fishing vessel taking on water on Lake Pontchartrain, Feb., 23, 2015. A Coast Guard Station New Orleans boatcrew responded to the disabled vessel on Lake Pontchartrain, and towed them to the Oak Harbor Marina. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

A Coast Guard Station New Orleans boatcrew assisted four people aboard a disabled fishing vessel taking on water on Lake Pontchartrain, Feb., 23, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard assisted three people aboard a disabled fishing vessel taking on water on Lake Pontchartrain, Monday.

New Orleans Coast Guard watchstanders were contacted by the New Orleans Police Department, reporting a vessel taking on water between the Highway 11 and Twin Span Bridges.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans directed the launch of a Coast Guard Station New Orleans 45-foot Response Boat — Medium boatcrew and a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin aircrew.

After arriving on scene, the boat crew brought aboard two of the fishing vessel’s passengers while one remained aboard the fishing vessel.

The boatcrew safely towed the vessel to Oak Harbor Marina.

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