UPDATE: Video Release Coast rescues 2 near Iberia Parish

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U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Heartland
Contact: 8th District Public Affairs
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Coast Guard rescues 2 near Iberia Parish

Hoist Rescue 

Editors' Note: Video was added to the prior release. Click the image to download video.

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced two mariners Saturday near Iberia Parish, Louisiana.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received the initial report Friday at about 5:40 p.m. that an overdue 15-foot skiff boat with two people aboard had become disoriented and was lost in the area. The watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and directed a Coast Guard rescue crew from Air Station New Orleans to assist.

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter aircrew responded and located the missing mariners at about  1 a.m this morning and deployed a rescue swimmer once on scene. The aircrew hoisted the mariners and transported them to Acadiana Regional Airport.

There were no reported injuries or medical concerns.