Coast Guard rescues two from sinking boat near Lake Pontchartrain

The Coast Guard med-evaced two sailors Thursday from a vessel taking on water near Lake Pontchartrain. 

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 11:47 a.m. from a good Samaritan reporting a half-submerged 20-foot recreational vessel taking on water with two mariners aboard waving their arms.

The Coast Guard launched a helicopter crew from New Orleans and a 45-foot response boat from New Orleans to the area.

The helicopter crew arrived on scene, hoisted one sailor suffering from hyperthermia and took them to University Medical Center New Orleans LCMC Health in reportedly stable condition. The boat crew brought the other sailor to Station New Orleans, where emergency medical services took them for further medical care.

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