Coast Guard rescue 2 mariners near Iberia Parish, Louisiana

Coast Guard rescue 2 mariners near Iberia Parish, Louisiana
Archive image: A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery (SRR) Helicopter aircrew flew over New Orleans, June 4, 2018.
The Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans supports a wide range of Coast Guard operations to include search and rescue (SAR), law enforcement, port security, and marine environmental protection.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Giles.

NEW ORLEANS — A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Air Station New Orleans rescue 2 mariners Saturday near Iberia Parish, Louisiana.

The watchstanders at​ Coast Guard Sector New Orleans​ received the initial report Friday at about 5:40 p.m. that an overdue 15-foot skiff boat with two people aboard had become disoriented and was lost in the area. The watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and directed a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans to assist.

A​ Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans​ MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery (SRR) Helicopter​ aircrew responded and located the missing mariners at about​ 1 a.m. this morning and deployed the rescue swimmer once on scene. The rescue helicopter aircrew hoisted the mariners and transported them to Acadiana Regional Airport.

There were no reported injuries or medical concerns.

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