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Wildlife agents rescue two stranded boaters

Wildlife agents rescue boaters stranded along Lake Pontchartrain shoreline (source: wlf.la.gov) Wildlife agents rescue boaters stranded along Lake Pontchartrain shoreline (source: wlf.la.gov)
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH, LA (WVUE) -

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents rescued two stranded boaters Monday evening.
   
Agents were notified about 9:15 p.m. of two boaters who were stranded in between Manchac Pass and Frenier Landing on Lake Pontchartrain.  The two men called authorities after the motor on their bass boat stalled and high winds pushed the vessel toward the rocky shoreline.
 
Since the men could not be reached anymore by cell phone and didn't possess a GPS, agents searched a wide area before hearing a faint voice from the rock sea wall.  Agents found the men on the rock sea wall after they abandoned their swamped boat from the crashing three foot seas.

The agents were able to safely get close enough to the rocks to get the two men in their patrol vessel around midnight.  The agents then transported the men to the Frenier boat launch in St. John Parish where the men received minor medical treatment from the Acadian ambulance before being released.
 
Wildlife agents were joined in the search by officials with the St. John the Baptist Sheriff's Office, Tangipahoa Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Coast Guard.

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