Coast Guard rescues four from sinking vessel

A United States Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter

USCG File Photo

NEW ORLEANS -The Coast Guard rescued four men after their boat sank, in Terrebonne Bay, near Dulac, La. early Saturday.

Rescued were Kelvin Nguyen, Nhanh V. Nguyen, San V. Nguyen and Viet V. Nguyen.

At 4:20 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Grand Isle received a call from Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office, reporting that four men were in need of assistance after their boat, the Capt. Andre, a 77-foot fishing vessel, sank.

A Coast Guard HH-65C rescue helicopter and crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans was launched and arrived on scene at 5:37 a.m. The crew successfully hoisted and brought the men back to the air station in Belle Chasse, La.

All men were wearing a life jacket and the four reported no injuries or medical concerns.

Emergencies come without warning. The Coast Guard recommends properly wearing a life jacket at all times while on the water as this can help increase your chances of survival during an unforeseen incident.

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