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Coast Guard rescue two people in the water near Grand Isle, LA

Coast Guard rescue two people in the water near Grand Isle, LA. MH-65 Dolphin Air Station New Orleans. MH-65 Dolphin New Orleans. MH-65.
Coast Guard Station New Orleans and Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans members participated in helo training in Lake Pontchartrain near New Orleans, Louisiana, June 14, 2019. The aircrew and boatcrew regularly conduct training to maintain qualifications so both crews remain proficient in their lifesaving capabilities.
U.S. Coast Guard photo illustration by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Giles.

NEW ORLEANS —​ A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin aircrew rescue two people from the water after a vessel capsized near Grand Isle, Louisiana, Wednesday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the vessel at around 8 p.m. Tuesday, of a 17 foot bass boat taking on water with three people aboard.

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans immediately launched a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter to rescue zone near Grand Isle.

The helicopter aircrew arrived on scene to the capsized vessel and located the three people who had swam to the rock jetty nearby. The MH-65 aircrew was able to safely hoist the two female and transport them back to Air Station New Orleans.

It was reported that Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Department Marine Division launched a surface asset and recovered the male in the water.

All three personnel were reported in stable condition.


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