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LDWF Agents rescue 3 boaters in St. Mary Parish during storm

Posted at 2:32 PM, May 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-09 15:32:52-04

ST. MARY PARISH, La. - Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) enforcement division agents performed a successful search and rescue mission in St. Mary Parish on May 8.

LDWF Agents received a distress call around 4 p.m. on Friday from an operator of a 15-foot aluminum vessel with two other occupants in the Cypremort Point area, according to Adam Einck, spokesperson for LDWF. The operator stated that the weather and waves were inundating the boat with water and they were running out of gas trying to overcome the waves.

Agents were able to determine the location of the boat and immediately launched two vessels of their own to the area. The agents reached the three people by 5:30 p.m. at which point the boat was out of gas and beached on the shore.

Agents were able to get the three occupants into their vessels and transport them back to the Hwy. 90 public boat launch in Franklin.

The three boaters did not require any medical assistance, stated Einck.

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