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United States Coast Guard
News Release
Thursday, May 04, 2017

Coast Guard rescues people aboard vessel taking on water

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued two people aboard a vessel taking on water near Venice, Louisiana, Thursday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call at 1:04 a.m. reporting a fishing vessel, which grounded on a reef with two people aboard.

Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Station Venice 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew and the Coast Guard Cutter Razorbill crew at 1:39 a.m.

The Razorbill and station boatcrews arrived on scene at 4:46 a.m. The Razorbill crew recovered both people.

One survivor was reported to be displaying hypothermic symptoms. The Razorbill crew is transferring the survivors to Emergency Services in Gulfport, Mississippi.




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