Coast Guard rescues 2 near Iberia Parish
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced two mariners Saturday near Iberia Parish, Louisiana.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received the initial report Friday at about 5:40 p.m. that an overdue 15-foot skiff boat with two people aboard had become disoriented and was lost in the area. The watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and directed a Coast Guard rescue crew from Air Station New Orleans to assist.
A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter aircrew responded and located the missing mariners at about 1 a.m this morning and deployed a rescue swimmer once on scene. The aircrew hoisted the mariners and transported them to Acadiana Regional Airport.
There were no reported injuries or medical concerns.