Coast Guard rescues man after vessel runs aground

The Coast Guard rescued a man after his vessel grounded in Bastin Bay, Louisiana, November 18, 2017. A Coast Guard Air Station MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew hoisted the man from his vessel and transported him back to base. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

The Coast Guard rescued a man after his vessel grounded in Bastin Bay, Louisiana, November 18, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued a man after his vessel grounded in Bastin Bay, Louisiana, Saturday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 1:20 p.m. Saturday of a fishing vessel that experienced steering issues and ran aground in low water with one person aboard but were unable to establish communications with the individual.

Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew at 4:15 p.m.

The MH-65 aircrew arrived on scene at 4:45 p.m. and lowered a radio to establish communications. At his request, the aircrew hoisted the individual and returned him to the air station.

The vessel was anchored and lit with a strobe light.

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