Coast Guard rescues people aboard vessel taking on water

The Coast Guard rescued two people aboard a vessel taking on water near Venice, Louisiana, May 4, 2017. A Coast Guard Station Venice 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew and the Coast Guard Cutter Razorbill crew recovered both people and transferred the survivors to Gulfport, Mississippi. (courtesy photo by U.S. Coast Guard)

The Coast Guard rescued two people aboard a vessel taking on water near Venice, Louisiana, May 4, 2017. (courtesy photo by U.S. Coast Guard)

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued two people aboard a vessel taking on water near Venice, Louisiana, Thursday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call at 1:04 a.m. reporting a fishing vessel, which grounded on a reef with two people aboard.

Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Station Venice 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew and the Coast Guard Cutter Razorbill crew at 1:39 a.m.

The Razorbill and station boatcrews arrived on scene at 4:46 a.m. The Razorbill crew recovered both people.

One survivor was reported to be displaying hypothermic symptoms. The Razorbill crew transferred the survivors to Emergency Services in Gulfport, Mississippi.

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