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Press Release | Aug. 25, 2023

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters near Southwest Pass, La.

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

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NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued three boaters Thursday from a disabled vessel near Southwest Pass, Louisiana. 

Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call at approximately 11:55 a.m. from a passenger aboard the disabled 24-foot vessel.

Watchstanders coordinated the launches of a Coast Guard Station Venice Response Boat-Medium boatcrew and a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew to assist. 

The aircrew located the disabled vessel adrift near Southwest Pass; lowered a radio and vectored in the boatcrew to assist. The boatcrew then put the vessel into a tow and transported them to Cypress Cove Marina in Venice, La.

No injuries were reported.

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