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Two rescued by Coast Guard in Otter Bayou

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Posted at 3:12 PM, Aug 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-11 16:12:24-04

The Coast Guard rescued two men from a disabled vessel in Otter Bayou, approximately 20 miles southeast of Hopedale, Louisiana, Saturday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 12:30 p.m. Saturday of a disabled recreational vessel with two men aboard in Otter Bayou.

Watchstanders directed the launch of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans to rescue the men.

The aircrew arrived on scene at 5:30 p.m., recovered the men and transported them to Air Station New Orleans in stable condition.