Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters off Venice

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

USCG File Photo

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued two boaters approximately 17 nautical miles northwest of Venice, Louisiana, early Sunday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from Plaquemine’s Parish Sheriff’s Office at 9:56 p.m. Saturday of the disabled pleasure boat.

Watchstanders directed the launch of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans which located the boat with two people aboard.

The aircrew hoisted the two survivors and were transported to Air Station New Orleans in good condition.

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