Three rescued from water in Delacroix

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
June 28, 2019 - 10:47 pm

Sipa USA


Three boaters are safe after crews pulled them from the water in coastal St. Bernard Parish.

"The Coast Guard assisted in the rescue of three people whose boat capsized in Alligator Pass in Delacroix," according to a news release. "Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 7:10 p.m. that a vessel with three people aboard capsized."

Responding rescuers say currents swept two of the people away from the boat.

"Sector watchstanders directed the launch of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans and a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft—Shallow Water boatcrew from Coast Guard Station New Orleans to assist the people."

The helicopter crew was able to find the two and direct a St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office boat crew to their location.

"A good Samaritan rescued the other person near the capsized vessel."

All three people were in stable condition.


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