Two overdue boaters located by a good Samaritan


NEW ORLEANS (KLFY) – Two people were rescued by a good Samaritan after their boat had capsized near Treasure Island, Louisiana. The Coast Guard says the two people were found near shore in Bayou Lacombe, Louisiana.

The two people stated their vessel capsized near Treasure Island, Louisiana and they drifted and swam using a shared lifejacket and various pieces of marine debris until they were able to stand in approximately five feet of water.

They were able to get to a shore side residence and get the attention of a good Samaritan. They were then transferred to shore at Main Street Boat Launch where St Tammany Parish EMS awaited.

Both people declined medical attention and were reported to be in safe and stable condition.

“Persons should reconsider going on the water during a Tropical Storm,” said Scott Talbot, Sector New Orleans. “Unpredictable sea conditions, winds, and currents can cause even the most experienced of mariners to get into trouble. Those same conditions make it very difficult to locate mariners in distress by aircraft and vessels trying to search”

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