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Coast Guard rescues unconscious boater

7 years 3 months 1 day ago Tuesday, September 01 2015 Sep 1, 2015 September 01, 2015 4:47 PM September 01, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

GRAND ISLE - The Coast Guard said their Grand Isle crews rescued an unconscious boater who went aground on a marsh flat Tuesday morning.

A spokesperson for the USCG Eighth District said officials in New Orleans were notified by someone who saw an unconscious person in a 17-foot aluminum boat which had run aground just before 11 a.m.

The Coast Guard notified two boat crews from the Grand Isle station as well as a helicopter crew from the New Orleans station. The crew arrived in ten minutes and took the boater to Grand Isle, where they were taken on to a hospital by ambulance.

The boat crew reported the person was semi-coherent when he was transferred to the ambulance.

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