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6 rescued from sinking boat near Grand Isle

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GRAND ISLE, LA (WVUE) -

Six boaters were rescued Sunday after a recreational boat capsized near Grand Isle.

The incident happened approximately 14 miles north of Grand Isle in the Barataria waterway, Coast Guard officials said. After receiving a 911 call, the Coast Guard said they were able to locate all six individuals within 20 minutes.

The 22-foot recreational boat capsized due to excess flooding from bad weather, the Coast Guard said. All six passengers were wearing life jackets.

The six passengers were transported back to Grand Isle where they were met by EMS units.

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