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MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Coast Guard continues search for missing people from capsized vessel 8 miles south of Port Fourchon


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U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Heartland
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Coast Guard continues search for missing people from capsized vessel 8 miles south of Port Fourchon

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Glenn Harris, a pre-commissioned 154-foot Fast Reponse Cutter, pulls a person from the water April 13, 2021 after a 175-foot commercial lift boat capsized 8 miles south of Grand Isle, Louisiana. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Glenn Harris, a pre-commissioned 154-foot Fast Reponse Cutter, pulls a person from the water April 13, 2021 after a 175-foot commercial lift boat capsized 8 miles south of Grand Isle, Louisiana. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Glenn Harris, a pre-commissioned 154-foot Fast Reponse Cutter, pulls a person from the water April 13, 2021 after a 175-foot commercial lift boat capsized 8 miles south of Port Fourchon Louisiana.

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WHO: Capt. Watson, commander Coast Guard Sector New Orleans

WHAT: Update for Coast Guard continued search for missing people from capsized vessel 8 miles south of Port Fourchon

WHEN: Wednesday April 14, 2021 at 11 a.m.

WHERE: Coast Guard Sector New Orleans 200 Hendee St. New Orleans, LA 70411

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard continues to respond to a capsized 129-foot commercial lift boat 8 miles south of Port Fourchon.

Coast Guard watchstanders received an emergency distress signal at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday from a commercial lift boat and then issued an urgent marine information broadcast. Multiple good Samaritan vessels responded to the UMIB.

The pre-commissioned Coast Guard Cutter Glenn Harris, a 154-foot Fast Response Cutter, arrived on scene within 30 minutes and rescued one person from the water. Multiple good Samaritan vessels rescued four people and a Coast Guard Station Grand Isle 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew rescued another.

Rescue crews involved in the search:

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