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Press Release | July 23, 2023

Coast Guard rescues 7 boaters from grounded vessel near Breton Sound, La.

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

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NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued seven boaters Sunday from their grounded vessel in North Breton Island, Louisiana. 

Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report of a 30-foot center console vessel aground with seven people aboard at approximately 5:45 p.m. Saturday.

Watchstanders coordinated the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew to assist. 

The aircrew arrived on scene, hoisted the boaters onto the helicopter and transferred them to New Orleans Lakefront Airport.

No injuries were reported.

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