Coast Guard rescues father and son near Bayou Lery

NEW ORLEANS – A Coast Guard aircrew rescued a father and son from a 22-foot Bay Boat today after it grounded near Bayou Lery. A watchstander at Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans received a call for assistance from Coast Guard Sector New Orleans at 1:14 p.m. with a report of the grounded boat with a 45-year old male and his 11-year old son on board.

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans launched an HH-65C Dolphin helicopter crew to rescue the pair. The helicopter crew arrived on scene and hoisted both people and transported them in good condition to Naval Air Station New Orleans.

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