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Coast Guard rescues two stranded boaters near Whiskey Island

Coast Guard
Posted at 6:33 AM, May 01, 2023

NEW ORLEANS, La. — On Saturday, April 29, 2023, two stranded boaters were rescued from their aground vessel near Whiskey Island, according to the United States Coast Guard.

An 18-foot aluminum vessel had become aground, leaving two passengers stranded, as reported by the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office around 7 pm Saturday evening.

In order to assist, Sector New Orleans watchstanders coordinated the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew. The aircrew located the boaters, hoisted them onto the aircraft, and transported them to the Houma-Terrebonne Airport.

Both boaters were last reported to be in stable condition, authorities say.

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