Coast Guard rescues 2 people from grounded vessel

An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans stands with two men they rescued from a vessel that ran aground near Cat Island, Mississippi, July 10, 2019. The aircrew arrived on scene at 8:30 p.m., recovered the two men and transported them Air Station New Orleans in stable condition. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo/Released)

An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans stands with two men they rescued from a vessel that ran aground near Cat Island, Mississippi, July 10, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo)

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued two people from a vessel that ran aground near Cat Island, Mississippi, Wednesday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Alabama, received a report at 5:40 p.m. of a grounded vessel with two men aboard without food or water near Cat Island.

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

The aircrew arrived on scene at 8:30 p.m., recovered the two men and transported them Air Station New Orleans in stable condition.


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