Coast Guard rescues 7 people from capsized boat near Horn Island

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued seven people from a capsized vessel approximately 4 miles east of Horn Island, Mississippi, Sunday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a notification at 2:47 p.m. from Sea Tow that they had lost communications with a vessel they were en route to assist.

Sector watchstanders diverted a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Pascagoula to search for the vessel.

The boatcrew arrived on scene at 3:09 p.m. and located the vessel, which had capsized, and all seven passengers were in the water.

The crew recovered the people from the water and transported them to Station Pascagoula.

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