Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters run aground near New Orleans

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 three boaters who had run hard aground in the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet near New Orleans, Friday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at about 8:30 p.m. Friday that three boaters in a 20-foot flat boat had run hard aground into marsh in the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet, and were unable to get back to shore.

Watchstanders directed a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew to the boaters’ location, and all three boaters were hoisted and taken to safety.


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