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Press Release | Feb. 23, 2023

VIDEO AVAILABLE: Coast Guard rescues overdue boater near Bay Denesse, Louisiana

U.S. Coast Guard Heartland Office: 504-671-2020 Cell: 618-225-9008

The Coast Guard rescued an overdue boater Wednesday, near Bay Denesse, Louisiana, on Feb. 22, 2023. An Air Station New Orleans MH-60 Jayhawk found the 18-foot vessel hard aground and hoisted the boater to safety.

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NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued an overdue boater Wednesday from their aground vessel near Bay Denesse, Louisiana. 

Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report of an overdue boater aboard an 18-foot aluminum vessel at approximately 12 p.m. Wednesday after a family member reported them missing.

Watchstanders coordinated the launches of a Coast Guard Station Venice 29-foot Response Boat-Small boatcrew, and a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew to search.

The Jayhawk aircrew located the vessel hard aground in Bay Denesse, hoisted the boater, and transported them to Boothville Heliport in Boothville, Louisiana.

The boater was last reported in stable condition.

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