Coast Guard rescues 2 people and dog near Vermillion Bay

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 and a dog near Southwest Pass, Vermillion Bay, Louisiana, Monday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 8:40 a.m. of an overdue 19-foot aluminum vessel with two people and a dog aboard who departed for a fishing trip yesterday between Vermillion Bay and Southwest Pass, Louisiana.

Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew and a Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Iberia Parish and Vermillion Bay Sherriff’s Department also launched air and surface asset crews to search.


The Dolphin helicopter aircrew located the two people in a marsh area near the southwest point of Southwest Pass, Vermillion Bay, just west of Marsh Island at 4:23 p.m.

The Dolphin helicopter aircrew hoisted the two individuals and their dog at 4:23 p.m. and transported them to Acadiana Regional Airport.

The individuals were reported in good health.


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