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Two rescued from sinking boat on Bayou Eloi

Posted at 4:25 PM, May 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-27 17:25:07-04

The Coast Guard rescued two people from a sinking vessel in Bayou Eloi approximately 33 nautical miles east of New Orleans on Sunday.

The Coast Guard received a report at 7:30 p.m. Sunday via a marine VHF radio of a 30-foot boat with two people aboard taking on water in Lake Eloi.

An aircrew located the vessel at 8:33 p.m. and directed the Coast Guard boat crew to its location.

The boat crew arrived on scene and transported the people to a good Samaritan vessel in stable condition.