Coast Guard rescues two people from two separate boats

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans rescues a person from a grounded vessel near Lake Borgne, Louisiana, April 20, 2020. The aircrew arrived on scene at 12:34 a.m., hoisted the person and a different person from another vessel and transported them to the Lakefront Airport in stable condition. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo)

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans rescues a person from a grounded vessel near Lake Borgne, Louisiana, April 20, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo)

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued two people from two separate boats near Lake Borgne, Louisiana, Monday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report Sunday night at 10:45 p.m. of two boats that grounded approximately 2 miles south of Violet Locks. There was one person aboard each boat.

Sector watchstanders directed the launch of a Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water boatcrew from Coast Guard Station New Orleans and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans to assist the people.

The aircrew arrived on scene at 12:34 a.m., Monday, and located the vessels in the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet.

The aircrew hoisted the people and transported them to the Lakefront Airport in stable condition.


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