Coast Guard rescues stranded man and his dog

MOBILE, Ala. – The crew of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans rescue helicopter hoisted a man and his dog who were stranded on Horn Island, Miss., when the man’s sailing vessel ran aground, Saturday.

Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a call at approximately 1:30 a.m., Saturday, from a man who’s sailing vessel ran aground in the night. He used a kayak he kept on board and paddled to Horn Island where he made the call to the Coast Guard.

Coast Guard Station Pascagoula launched a 41-foot rescue boat and crew to assist, but the water around the island was too shallow for the crew to get close. Air Station New Orleans launched an MH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter and crew, who hoisted the man and transported him safely to Mobile Regional Airport.

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