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Press Release | Aug. 28, 2023

Coast Guard rescues two from capsized vessel near Cat Island, Miss.

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

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued a 31-year-old man and 10-year-old girl on Sunday from their capsized vessel approximately three miles southwest of Cat Island, Mississippi.

Sector Mobile watchstanders received a report at approximately 6:46 p.m. from Harrison County 911-dispatch of a man and child sitting atop a capsized vessel.

Watchstanders coordinated the launch of a Coast Guard Station Gulfport 29-foot Response Boat-Small boatcrew to assist. Watchstanders also requested the diversion of a Civil Air Patrol flight to assist in locating the capsized vessel.

The flight crew located the capsized vessel and vectored in the boatcrew. The boatcrew arrived on-scene, embarked the boaters onto the RB-S and transported them to Pass Christian.

No injuries were reported. 

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