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Coast Guard rescues two from sinking boat near Grand Isle

Coast Guard
Posted at 9:43 AM, Mar 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-24 10:43:19-04

Two fishermen were rescued early Wednesday morning after their boat began taking on water three miles south of Grand Isle.

The Coast Guard says they received the call around 2:00 am on March 24 that a 60-foot fishing boat with two people on board was taking on water.

Upon arrival, crews were unable to get close due to the boat's rigging.

With life jackets on, the fisherman jumped into the water and were rescued by a Coast Guard boat crew from Grand Isle.

The fisherman were brought ashore with no medical concerns, the Coast Guard says.

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