Coast Guard rescues 2 people from grounded vessel

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(Photo: U.S.Coast Guard District 8)

NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Coast Guard rescued two people from a vessel that ran aground near Cat Island, Mississippi, Wednesday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Alabama, received a report at 5:40 pm of a grounded vessel with two men aboard without food or water near Cat Island.

Watchstanders directed the launch of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans to assist the people.

The aircrew arrived on scene at 8:30 pm, recovered the two men and transported them Air Station New Orleans in stable condition.

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