Coast Guard rescues two near Iberia Parish
NEW ORLEANS — Officials with the U.S. Coast Guard say they rescued two sailors Saturday near Iberia Parish.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans were initially made aware of the situation Friday at about 5:40 p.m.
They were told that an overdue 15-foot skiff boat with two people aboard had become disoriented and was lost in the area.
The watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and directed a Coast Guard rescue crew from Air Station New Orleans to assist.
A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter aircrew responded and located the missing mariners at about 1 a.m this morning and deployed a rescue swimmer once on scene. The aircrew hoisted the mariners and transported them to Acadiana Regional Airport.
There were no reported injuries or medical concerns.