Four rescued after fishing boat sank near Venice
NEW ORLEANS - Four people have been rescued by a Coast Guard Helicopter crew.
Their boat sank about 41 miles outside of Venice, LA, Tuesday.
The rescue crew showed up around 3:30 p.m. and took the four fisherman off a platform and hoisted them on board the helicopter. They flew to the air station and no injuries were reported.
"The Coast Guard rescue crew was able to rapidly respond to these mariners in distress because they had an extra form of communication which helped vector in the rescue crew," said Lt. Nicholas Greaver, command duty officer, 8th Coast Guard District. "We always recommend before you get underway to ensure you have a filed float plan, extra forms of communication, emergency supplies and always wear a life jacket."