Coast Guard rescues 1 after vessel capsizes in Lake Charles

A Coast Guard Station Lake Charles boat crew rescued a man from the water after his vessel capsized in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Sept. 22, 2021. A Station Lake Charles 29-foot Response Boat–Small crew arrived on scene, recovered the 23-year-old man from the water and transferred him to Memorial Park. (U.S. Coast Guard photo, courtesy Station Lake Charles)

A Coast Guard Station Lake Charles boat crew rescued a man from the water after his vessel capsized in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Sept. 22, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo, courtesy Station Lake Charles)

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued a man from the water after his vessel capsized on Lake Charles, Louisiana, Wednesday.

Coast Guard Station Lake Charles watchstanders received notification at 4:14 p.m. from Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries personnel that a person had fallen in the water after their 15-foot sailing vessel capsized on Lake Charles. The man was not wearing a life jacket.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and Station Lake Charles launched a 29-foot Response Boat–Small crew to assist.

The boat crew arrived on scene, recovered the 23-year-old man from the water and transferred him to Veterans Memorial Park. The boater did not require medical attention and was later able to salvage his vessel.

“We urge all boaters to not only carry life jackets onboard their vessels, but to wear them at all times,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Brady Rollins, coxswain from Station Lake Charles. “Emergencies can occur without warning, and it is best to be prepared for the unexpected when enjoying the water.”

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