Coast Guard rescues man in water
Grand Isle, LA.
   
 
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August 23, 2017
U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Heartland
Contact: 8th District Public Affairs

Coast 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.

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