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Coast Guard rescue six people in the water near Mobile, Alabama ​

Coast Guard rescue six people in the water near Mobile, Alabama. MH-65 Dolphin Air Station New Orleans. HH-65C Dolphin Air Station New Orleans.
Archive image: a Coast Guard HH-65C Dolphin helicopter from Air Station New Orleans flies over flooded areas of Marble Falls, Texas, here Thursday, June 28, 2007. The Coast Guard has staged six aircraft, including five rescue helicopters, in Austin and San Antonio in case threatening rainfall causes flash flooding.
U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Eggers

NEW ORLEANS – A Coast Guard Response Boat and MH-65 Dolphin crews rescue six people from the water after a vessel capsized near Mobile, Alabama, Saturday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report from Seatow at​ 11:15​ p.m. of a 22-foot SeaPro taking on water with six people aboard.

Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island launched a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew and a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter aircrew.

The boatcrew arrived on scene to the vessel capsized and all six people in the water. Five people were wearing a life jacket and one was holding onto a cooler. The boatcrew embarked all six people aboard their vessel and transferred them back to Station Dauphin Island to awaiting EMS.

Coast Guard rescue six people in the water near Mobile, Alabama. Coast Guard 45-foot response boat medium (RB-M).
Archive image: WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new 45-foot response boat medium (RB-M) cruises on the Potomac River during a capabilities demonstration, Sept. 24, 2008. This boat was the first model put into testing and is currently assigned to Station Little Creek, Va. The RB-M will re-capitalize capabilities of the existing multi-mission 41-foot utility boats (UTB) and multiple nonstandard boats to meet the needs of the Coast Guard.
USCG photo by PA1 Adam Eggers

All six people were reported to be in stable condition.

«The Coast Guard recommends personnel to wear life jackets if they believe there is possible distress with their vessel,» said Lt. Ben Cariddi. «The fact that most of the people rescued were wearing their lifejackets directly correlates with the success of this rescue. It is important for people to know that if their vessel capsizes they should stay as close to the vessel as possible so they can be more easily discovered and assisted by rescuers.»


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