Coast Guard, LAWF rescues 2 from boat taking on water

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

USCG File Photo

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries rescued two people from a boat taking on water near Atchafalaya Bay, Louisiana, Sunday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 10:02 p.m. of the fishing vessel David Boy taking on water with two people aboard after striking a piling outside of Atchafalaya Bay.

Watchstanders directed the launch of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans.

The aircrew hoisted the two survivors and transferred them to an LAWF boat on scene.

The LAWF boatcrew transferred the survivors to waiting emergency medical services.

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