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Mar 21, 2010 4:39 PM

Coast Guard rescues 7 over weekend

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The Coast Guard has rescued seven people from Louisiana waters over the weekend.

It says a crew of three was picked up late Saturday from a disabled lift barge, and four boaters including a 3-year-old child from a boat that got stuck in a mud flat Friday night.

A news release says a crew member called about 11:30 p.m. Saturday from the Global Lift 9, saying it was taking on 8-foot seas with three people on board. A helicopter crew rescued them.

The vessel's owners were to coordinate a retrieval plan for the vessel on Sunday.

A helicopter crew rescued the four boaters near Madisonville after the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office said the area was too shallow to reach by boat.

Nobody was hurt in either incident.

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