Coast Guard rescues 2 stranded boaters near Lake Borgne

Louisiana News

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WGNO) – The Coast Guard rescued two people from two separate boats near Lake Borgne on Monday.

According to a Coast Guard spokesperson, Watchstanders got a report Sunday night around 10:45 of two boats that were grounded approximately 2 miles south of Violet Locks. There was one person aboard each boat.

A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station New Orleans and a helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans were sent to assist the stranded boaters.

The aircrew arrived on scene at 12:34 a.m., Monday, and located the vessels in the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet.

The aircrew hoisted the people and transported them to the Lakefront Airport in stable condition.

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