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United States Coast Guard
News Release
Monday, May 15, 2017

Coast Guard, local agency rescues 4 people from capsized vessel

NEW ORLEANS -- The Coast Guard and local agencies assisted a capsized vessel near Golden Meadow, Louisiana, Monday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 9:00 a.m. from the uninspected towing vessel Jenny Marie that there was a capsized vessel approximately 1,000 yards north of Leeville Bridge, Golden Meadow.

Sector New Orleans launched a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter aircrew and Coast Guard Station Grand Isle launched a 24-foot Response Boat-Small crew.

Lafourche Sherriff’s Office contacted Sector New Orleans and reported they rescued four people from the capsized vessel.

There are no reported signs of pollution, and plans are being made to remove the vessel.

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