3 boaters found safe after reported missing Monday
CYPREMORT POINT - St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office launched a search and rescue operation after three boaters had reportedly not returned after launching out of the Quintana landing at Cypremort Point Monday afternoon.
The sheriff's office Marine division, along with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division, Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office and United States Coast Guard used 7 vessels and 2 aircrafts to search an estimated 30 miles of coastline.
According to officials, around 4 p.m. Tuesday, a search team located the husband, wife and friend on Marsh Island in Bayou Blanc. The group said they had become stranded after their boat took on water and sank. They were transported back to land and were offered medical attention.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division is conducting the investigation into the incident.