HOPEDALE, La. (AP) — Authorities say three boaters were in stable condition at a hospital after being rescued when their boat ran aground.

The U.S. Coast Guard said the boaters were airlifted from their flat-bottom boat Sunday evening in the Hopedale area.

WBRZ-TV reports that the boat became stranded due to sudden changes in water depth.

The boaters were safely hoisted from the boat into a helicopter and taken to shore.