Coast Guard rescues unconscious boater

Crew members from Coast Guard Station Grand Isle stabilize an unconscious boater found on a marsh flat approximately six miles from Grand Isle, La., Sept. 1, 2015. The individual was transferred to a local hospital by ambulance. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Grand Isle)

Crew members from Coast Guard Station Grand Isle stabilize an unconscious boater. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Grand Isle)

GRAND ISLE, La. – The Coast Guard rescued an individual from a marsh flat in Barataria Waterway located approximately six miles north of Grand Isle, Tuesday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders were notified by a good Samaritan of an unconscious person in a 17-foot aluminum john boat aground on a marsh flat at 10:55 a.m. Watchstanders directed the launch of two 24-foot response boatcrews from Coast Guard Station Grand Isle and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans.

The boatcrew arrived on scene within 10 minutes and safely transferred the individual back to Grand Isle. The individual was then transferred to a local hospital by ambulance. The Coast Guard boatcrew reported that the person was semi-coherent upon transfer to ambulance crewmembers.

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