Coast Guard searches for person in the water in New Orleans

Coast Guard searches for person in the water in New Orleans
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water in New Orleans, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 9:03 a.m. of a person entering the water from a walkway near the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans. The person is described as a white male in his...

Coast Guard aircrews rescue 12 people, 2 pets in Terrebonne Parish

Coast Guard aircrews rescue 12 people, 2 pets in Terrebonne Parish
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies rescued 12 people and two pets from flooded areas of Terrebonne Parish in Louisiana, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received the first call for assistance at 4:30 a.m. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew,...

Coast Guard pre-stages assets for Tropical Storm Barry

Coast Guard pre-stages assets for Tropical Storm Barry
Members at Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans preparing their assets to respond to Tropical Storm Barry, July 12, 2019. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has begun securing its area of responsibility along the Gulf Coast as the threat of Tropical Storm Barry continues to move inland, Friday. Personnel in the Eighth Coast Guard District are pre-staging assets in safe and nearby locations to prepare...

Coast Guard assists in the rescue of 3 people from capsized vessel

Coast Guard assists in the rescue of 3 people from capsized vessel
24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water file photo. NEW ORLEANS —The Coast Guard assisted in the rescue of three people whose boat capsized in Alligator Pass in Delacroix, Louisiana, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 7:10 p.m. that a vessel with three people aboard capsized in Alligator Pass. Water currents swept two of the people away from the boat. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard searching for person in the water in Lake Salvador, Louisiana

Coast Guard searching for person in the water in Lake Salvador, Louisiana
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Keegan. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water at Lake Salvador, Louisiana, Monday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 6:50 p.m. Sunday of a 22-year-old male who reportedly entered the water without a personal flotation device on the northeastern end of Lake...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people from sinking vessel

Coast Guard rescues 2 people from sinking vessel
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued two people from a sinking vessel in Bayou Eloi approximately 33 nautical miles east of New Orleans, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 7:30 p.m. Sunday via a marine VHF radio of a 30-foot boat with two people aboard taking on water in Lake Eloi. Sector...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a person in the Mississippi River in St. James Parish, Louisiana, Friday. Coast Guard boat and aircrews searched approximately 168 square-nautical miles for approximately 27 hours but were unable to locate the person. “The decision to suspend a search is never easy,” said Lt. Cmdr. Patrick Plummer, a search and rescue...

Coast Guard searching for person in the water

Coast Guard searching for person in the water
Coast Guard Station New Orleans 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the Mississippi River in St. James Parish, Louisiana. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 8:22 p.m. Wednesday of a missing man from the towing vessel St. Genevieve who was last seen on the vessel between mile marker 161 and 162 on the...

Coast Guard Station New Orleans to hold open house during National Safe Boating Week

Coast Guard Station New Orleans to hold open house during National Safe Boating Week
New Orleans – The Coast Guard kicks off National Safe Boating Week Saturday with a free open house for the public at Coast Guard Station New Orleans near Bucktown Harbor from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Demonstrations will take place throughout the day to include a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescue demonstration, firefighting demonstrations, BUI demonstrations using impairment goggles, inflatable life jacket...