Archive image: An MH-65 rescue helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans approaches the flight deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute for touch-and-go landings at sunset. The flight training operation was conducted while the Resolute was underway from Pensacola, Fla., to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill site. Once on scene the Resolute, home-ported in St.Petersburg, Fla., will serve as a search and rescue guard to help support and protect people and ships involved in Deepwater Horizon response efforts to stop the leak and recover oil on the water. The helicopter is one of 115 Coast Guard aircraft in the Gulf of Mexico dedicated to the Deepwater Horizon response effort. U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Belson.
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Coast Guard MH65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew rescued two people from two separate boats near Lake Borgne, Louisiana, Monday.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report Sunday night at 10:45 p.m. of two boats that grounded approximately 2 miles south of Violet Locks. There was one person aboard each boat.
Sector watchstanders directed the launch of a Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water boatcrew from
Coast Guard Station New Orleans and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans to assist the people.
Archive image: a 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.
The aircrew arrived on scene at 12:34 a.m., Monday, and located the vessels in the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet.
The aircrew hoisted the people and transported them to the Lakefront Airport in stable condition.