Coast Guard rescues 2 people stranded on boat near Iberia Parish

Iberia Parish

IBERIA PARISH, La. (KLFY) Two people stranded on a vessel since Friday night were rescued by the Coast Guard Saturday near Iberia Parish.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans said watch standers received a report Friday at around 5:40 p.m. that an overdue 15-foot skiff boat with two people aboard had become disoriented and was lost in the area. 

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter aircrew responded and located the missing mariners at about  1 a.m Saturday morning and deployed a rescue swimmer once on scene.

The aircrew hoisted the mariners and transported them to Acadiana Regional Airport; no reported injuries or medical concerns, the Coast Guard said.

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