U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Heartland
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Guard rescues man in water
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NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued a person in the
water approximately 25 miles west of Grand Isle, Louisiana, Wednesday.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received
a report at 5 a.m. that a 42-foot trawling vessel with one person aboard was on
fire west of Grand Isle.
Sector watchstanders directed the launch of a 24-foot
Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Grand
Isle to assist.
The boat crew arrived on scene at 6:47 a.m. and located
the man in the water.
The boatcrew recovered the man and transported him to
Leeville Boat Launch in stable condition.