4 People Rescued from Boat by Coast Guard Helicopter Crew

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued four people from a 19-foot recreational vessel this evening near Point a la Hatche.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received the call for assistance around 9 p.m., with a report of a disabled vessel and disoriented crew in the Point a la Hatche area. Four men were aboard the boat.

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans launched an HH-65C Dolphin helicopter crew to facilitate the rescue. The helicopter arrived on scene, immediately located the men, and hoisted them to safety. The men were transported back to the air station, were evaluated for any medical conditions and released to family members.

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