Coast Guard rescues boater taking on water near Lake Pontchartrain

Coast Guard rescues boater taking on water near Lake Pontchartrain
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued a boater Saturday whose vessel capsized after taking on water in Lake Pontchartrain. Rescued was James McGhee, who was transferred to University Medical Center in reportedly fair condition. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a distress call around 2 a.m. from McGhee...

Coast Guard rescues kayaker near Lake Pontchartrain

Coast Guard rescues kayaker near Lake Pontchartrain
A Coast Guard Station New Orleans 29-foot Rescue Boat-Small crew rescues a person from the water after his kayak capsized in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, June 9, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Trevor Dyer) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued a capsized kayaker Tuesday near Lake Pontchartrain. A resident of New Orleans was safely rescued while wearing a life jacket and...

Coast Guard rescues 2 near Iberia Parish, La.

Coast Guard rescues 2 near Iberia Parish, La.
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced two mariners Saturday near Iberia Parish, Louisiana. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received the initial report Friday at about 5:40 p.m. that an overdue 15-foot skiff boat with two people aboard had become disoriented and was lost in the area. The watchstanders issued...

Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Barataria Bay, Louisiana

Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Barataria Bay, Louisiana
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced a mariner Saturday near Barataria Bay, Louisiana. A 17-year-old male was transported to Plaquemines Medical Center reportedly with light injuries to his arm and knee. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report around 7 a.m. that an 18-foot recreational vessel with...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people from sinking vessel near Black Bay, LA

Coast Guard rescues 3 people from sinking vessel near Black Bay, LA
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued three people from a sinking vessel Thursday night near Black Bay. All three people on board the vessel were safely rescued with no reported medical concerns. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report around 11 p.m. that a 40-foot fishing vessel was taking on water...

Coast Guard responds to multiple cases along Gulf Coast

Coast Guard responds to multiple cases along Gulf Coast
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard responded to multiple search and rescue cases along the Gulf Coast over the weekend. Coast Guard crews at Sectors Corpus Christi, Houston-Galveston, New Orleans and Mobile worked six separate cases, with three of those occurring Sunday. “As the warmer weather approaches, boaters are becoming more active on the waterways throughout the region, and we want to remind...

Coast Guard suspends search for remaining Seacor Power crewmembers

Coast Guard suspends search for remaining Seacor Power crewmembers
A Coast Guard Station Grand Isle 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew heads toward a capsized 175-foot commercial lift boat April 13, 2021 searching for people in the water 8 miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana. The Coast Guard and multiple good Samaritan vessels responded to the capsized vessel and searched for multiple missing people in the water. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard...

Two crewmembers recovered from capsized lift boat

Two crewmembers recovered from capsized lift boat
A Coast Guard Station Grand Isle 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew heads toward a capsized 175-foot commercial lift boat April 13, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Glenn Harris) NEW ORLEANS — Seacor contracted commercial divers from Donjon Marine Company who were diving on the capsized Seacor Power lift boat recovered 2 more unresponsive people Friday. Out of respect...

Coast Guard recovers 1 unresponsive, continues searching for 12 missing people

Coast Guard recovers 1 unresponsive, continues searching for 12 missing people
A Coast Guard Station Grand Isle 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew heads toward a capsized 175-foot commercial lift boat April 13, 2021 searching for people in the water 8 miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Glenn Harris) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard recovered one unresponsive person and continues to search for 12 missing people from...