Coast Guard rescues 2 from grounded vessel

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued two people from their vessel near Hopedale, Louisiana, Wednesday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 6:20 p.m. of a 16-foot pleasure craft running aground with two people on board.

Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew at 7:09 p.m. The aircrew arrived on scene at 10:07 p.m., hoisted the two individuals and transported them to Hopedale Marina in St. Bernard, Louisiana.

There were no reported injuries.

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