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Coast Guard rescue 1 from down aircraft in Fourleague Bay

Coast Guard rescue 1 from down aircraft in Fourleague Bay
A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew along with a St. Mary’s Parish Sheriff’s boatcrew assisted a person from a downed aircraft July 27, 2021 in Fourleague Bay, which is south of Morgan City, Louisiana.
The helicopter crew safely hoisted the person from the water and took the person to awaiting emergency medical services at a local airport near Morgan City.
U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans photo.

NEW ORLEANS — A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin aircrew rescue one person Tuesday from a down aircraft in Fourleague Bay, which is south of Morgan City.

Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 8:18 a.m. stating a single engine 2002 Cessna 182T airplane​ crashed into Fourleague Bay and one person was seen exiting the aircraft. The watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew to assist.

The MH-65 Dolphin (SRR) helicopter crew and a St. Mary’s Parish Sheriff’s Department boatcrew arrived on scene to assist. The helicopter crew safely hoisted the person from the water and took the person to awaiting emergency medical services (EMS) at a local airport near Morgan City.

A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew along with a St. Mary’s Parish Sheriff’s boatcrew assisted a person from a downed aircraft July 27, 2021 in Fourleague Bay, which is south of Morgan City, Louisiana.
The helicopter crew safely hoisted the person from the water and took the person to awaiting emergency medical services at a local airport near Morgan City.
U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans video.

It was confirmed by rescue crews there was only one person, with reportedly minor injuries, aboard the aircraft at the time of the incident.

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