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Coast Guard rescue 2 adults, 2 children south of Southwest Pass

Coast Guard rescue 2 adults, 2 children south of Southwest Pass. Coast Guard Station Venice Response Boat-Medium.
The Coast Guard rescued four people, August 5, 2020, from a vessel taking on water 17 miles south of Southwest Pass near Venice, Louisiana. A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and a Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Alabama HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew were diverted, along with a Coast Guard Station Venice 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew directed to launch to assist in the search.
U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo.

NEW ORLEANS —​ The Coast Guard rescue four people Wednesday from a vessel taking on water 17 miles south of Southwest Pass near Venice, Louisiana.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call on VHF radio channel 16 at 9:23 a.m. reporting a vessel taking on water with two adults and two minors aboard.​

“The fact that they were able to call in on channel 16 using their radio and reported the situation and how many people were aboard greatly assisted the crews in the search,” said Lt. Cmdr. Patrick Plummer, search and rescue mission coordinator, Sector New Orleans. “The crews knew what they were looking for and the general area the call came from which resulted in the family’s safe return. We strongly recommended that if you are planning on going out on the water you have the proper safety equipment in the event an accident happens.”

Coast Guard rescue 2 adults, 2 children south of Southwest Pass. MH-65 Dolphin Air Station New Orleans.
Archive image: an MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans approaches the flight deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute for touch-and-go landings at sunset.
U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Belson.

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and a Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Alabama HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew were diverted, along with a Coast Guard Station Venice 45-foot Response Boat—Medium boat crew directed to launch to assist in the search.​

The HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew located the four people holding onto the side of the overturned vessel and vectored in the Response Boat-Medium crew and MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew. Once on scene, the helicopter lowered a rescue swimmer until the station boat crew arrived on scene and rescued all four people.

Coast Guard rescue 2 adults, 2 children south of Southwest Pass. HC-144 Ocean Sentry Aviation Training Center Mobile. HC-155 ATC Mobile.
Archive image: U. S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Strafford G. Taylor, an aviation maintenance technician with Coast Guard Aviation Training Center, Mobile, Ala., inspects the wing de-ice system of a Coast Guard HC-144A Ocean Sentry aircraft.
U. S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Casey J. Ranel.

The four people were reported in good condition and brought back to Venice Marina with no medical concerns.​

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