U.S. Coast Guard rescue two men from boat stuck on pipeline

Published: Jun. 2, 2018 at 9:51 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 3, 2018 at 5:01 PM CDT
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(Source: U.S. Coast Guard)
(Source: U.S. Coast Guard)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two people from a disabled vessel near Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Saturday morning.

According to a report, Coast Guard rescue crews in New Orleans say they got a call around 7:00 a.m., about a 33-foot pleasure craft, stuck on a pipeline. Officials say the boat was stuck there since 9:00 p.m. Friday night. No one onboard was injured.

The Coast Guard Station in Venice launched a 45-foot Response Boat along with an MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter aircrew from a Coast Guard air station in New Orleans.

The aircrew arrived on scene and hoisted the two men and took them to Boothville, Louisiana. The owner of the vessel is making salvage plans to recover the vessel. The pipeline was also reported as not leaking. The cause of the incident is under investigation.