Coast Guard rescues man from grounded vessel near Venice, Louisiana

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 a man from a grounded vessel on the Lower Mississippi River near Venice, Louisiana, Tuesday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 1:02 p.m. of a 32-foot fishing vessel taking on water with one person aboard near Venice.

The owner of the vessel beached the vessel to prevent it from sinking.

Sector watchstanders directed the launch of a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Venice and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans to assist the man.

The aircrew arrived on scene at 3:10 p.m., hoisted the man and transported him to Boothville Airport in Venice in stable condition.


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