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Coast Guard rescues man near Venice

Posted at 7:25 PM, Dec 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-25 20:25:51-05

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.