Man rescued from raft south of Southwest Pass
NEW ORLEANS- The Coast Guard says it has rescued a man from a life raft 30 miles south of Southwest Pass.
Wednesday's rescue came after a crew member aboard a vessel reported hearing a Mayday call from the sailing vessel "Amsheet."
The vessel reported that it was taking on water after striking an object and that the owner was in a life raft.
Lt. Jay Kircher, a Coast Guard pilot, said that the survivor was prepared with proper clothing, a life preserver, life raft, radio and a GPS tracker. A Coast Guard helicopter hoisted the man from the raft and took him to Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans around 7 a.m.
There were no reports of injuries.
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