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Two rescued from sinking vessel in Atchafalaya Bay

7 years 3 weeks 2 days ago Monday, May 01 2017 May 1, 2017 May 01, 2017 10:25 AM May 01, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard says two people were rescued after their fishing boat started sinking in the Atchafalaya Bay Sunday.

The Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 10:02 p.m. of the fishing vessel David Boy taking on water after striking a piling. A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was dispatched and the stranded fishermen were hoisted to safety.

A Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries boat crew then transferred the two survivors to emergency medical services.

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