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 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 rescues 2 from vessel near Lake Pontchartrain

Coast Guard rescues 2 from vessel near Lake Pontchartrain
A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and a Station New Orleans 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew rescued two mariners April 1, 2021 from a vessel taking on water near Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana.  NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced two mariners Thursday from a vessel taking on water near Lake Pontchartrain. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received...

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for missing person in Lake Pontchartrain

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for missing person in Lake Pontchartrain
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for a missing person near the Highway 11 drawbridge in Lake Pontchartrain. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call at approximately 7 p.m. stating a pleasure craft with five people aboard allided with the drawbridge and one of the occupants...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person near Jefferson Parish

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person near Jefferson Parish
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing person Wednesday in the Lower Mississippi River near Jefferson Heights in Jefferson Parish. Missing is Elisander Alvardo, 44, last seen wearing coveralls and no life jacket. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call at approximately 3 p.m., Tuesday by Zito Fleeting reporting one of their...

Coast Guard searching for missing person near Jefferson Parish

Coast Guard searching for missing person near Jefferson Parish
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for a missing person Tuesday in the Lower Mississippi River near Jefferson Heights in Jefferson Parish. Missing is Elisander Alvardo, 44, last seen wearing coveralls and no life jacket. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call at approximately...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from aground vessel near Biloxi

Coast Guard rescues 2 from aground vessel near Biloxi
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photoNEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued two people Friday from an aground boat near Biloxi, Mississippi. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call from a commercial salvage company reporting an aground 22-foot center console boat with two people aboard. The watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard...

Coast Guard rescues 2 adults near Lafitte, LA

Coast Guard rescues 2 adults near Lafitte, LA
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard rescued two people Tuesday from an aground vessel near Lafitte, Louisiana. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report of a 16-18 foot dark-colored flat bottom vessel boat aground in the Lafitte area with two 60-year-old adult males aboard at 7 p.m. The watchstander directed the launch...