The Coast Guard rescued a man from a grounded vessel on the Lower Mississippi River near Venice today.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 1:02 p.m. of a 32-foot fishing vessel taking on water with one person aboard near Venice.
The owner of the vessel beached the vessel to prevent it from sinking.
A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Venice and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans were sent to assist the man.
The aircrew arrived on scene at 3:10 p.m., hoisted the man and transported him to Boothville Airport in Venice in stable condition.