Coast Guard Station Grand Isle rescues 6 people after vessel capsizes

Special Purpose Craft - Shallow WaterGRAND ISLE, La. – The Coast Guard rescued six individuals from a 22-foot recreational boat that reportedly capsized approximately 14 miles north of Grand Isle in Barataria waterway, Sunday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders were notified by Grand Isle Police Department of a 911 call from a sinking recreational vessel with six people on board. Watchstanders directed the launch of a 24-foot response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Grand Isle. The boat crew was able to locate all six individuals within 20 minutes.

The Grand Isle boat crew safely transferred all six people from the water to their small boat and brought them back to Station Grand Isle where they were met by a local EMS unit.

The vessel capsized due to excess flooding from bad weather. All six individuals were wearing their life jackets.

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