Coast Guard rescues 2 people from grounded vessel

The Coast Guard rescued two people from their vessel near the Stump Lagoon area of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, December 22, 2018. The Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew hoisted the men and transported them to Hopedale Marina. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo/released)

The Coast Guard rescued two people from their vessel near the Stump Lagoon area of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, December 22, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo)

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued two people from their vessel near the Stump Lagoon area of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, Saturday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 10:15 a.m. of a 17-foot outboard motor recreational vessel with 2 people on board that became stuck in mud.

Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew at 11:41 a.m. The aircrew arrived on scene at 12:42 p.m. and hoisted the 2 individuals and transported them to Hopedale Marina in St. Bernard.

The Coast Guard marked the vessel as derelict until the owner can return to salvage.

The individuals were reported in stable condition.

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