Coast Guard rescue 2 from vessel taking on water near Lake Pontchartrain

Coast Guard rescue 2 from vessel taking on water 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. The 20-foot recreational vessel was located half submerged taking on water near Lake Pontchartrain.
U.S. Coast Guard District 8 photo.

NEW ORLEANS —​ A​ Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew rescue two mariners Thursday from a vessel taking on water near Lake Pontchartrain.​

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report from a good samaritan at 11:47 a.m., reporting a half-submerged 20-foot recreational vessel taking on water with two mariners aboard waving their arms.

The watchstanders directed the launch of a​ Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans​ MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew​ and a Coast Guard Station New Orleans 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium (RB-M) boatcrew to the area.​

Coast Guard rescue 2 from vessel taking on water near Lake Pontchartrain
Archive image: A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew at Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans conducts a post-flight inspection after a first-light flight in the wake of Hurricane Delta, Oct. 10, 2020. The MH-65 helicopter is a short-range response helicopter, often used in search and rescue missions in the wake of hurricanes and tropical storms.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David Weydert.

The MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew arrived on scene, hoisted one mariner suffering from hyperthermia and transported them to University Medical Center New Orleans LCMC Health in reportedly stable condition.​ The boatcrew transported the other mariner to Station New Orleans where emergency medical services (EMS) took them for further medical care.

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. The 20-foot recreational vessel was located half submerged taking on water near Lake Pontchartrain.
U.S. Coast Guard District 8 photo.

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