After the helicopter arrived in the area near the vessel, the crew hoisted the six boaters and took them to Hopedale Marina.
ST. BERNARD PARISH, La. — Six people were trapped on a boat that ran aground Saturday in Christmas Camp Lake, and thanks to a Coast Guard crew, those people were brought ashore.
The six people stranded were on a 21-foot flat-bottomed boat that ran aground near Hopedale, St. Bernard Parish, a Coast Guard statement said Sunday.
Early Saturday morning, reports of the ship aground reached the Coast Guard in the New Orleans sector. The ship had run aground when the depth of the water suddenly changed.
Three adults and three children were on board.
Coast Guard Sector New Orleans organized an MH-65 Dolphin crew with Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans to rescue boaters.
After the helicopter arrived in the area near the vessel, the crew hoisted the six boaters and took them to Hopedale Marina. There they were examined by paramedics before returning home.
“This success is the result of close coordination between the Coast Guard and local responders,” said Lt. Cmdr. Lawrence Keefe. “Mariners are reminded to practice safe navigation by having sufficient means of communication, such as a marine radio, and appropriate clothing in case they become stranded in changing weather conditions.”
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