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U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Heartland
Contact: 8th District Public Affairs
Office: 504-671-2020
After Hours: 618-225-9008
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Photos: Coast Guard medevacs mariner, dog near Yellow Cotton Bay


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NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced one mariner and his dog Wednesday from an aground vessel near Yellow Cotton Bay. 

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report from Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s office at 2:30 p.m. of a 34-foot skiff boat that ran aground in the Yellow Cotton Bay area with one man and one dog aboard.

The watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter and a Coast Guard Station Venice 24-Foot Special Purpose Craft to the area. 

The helicopter crew arrived on scene, hoisted the man and his dog, and transported them to Plaquemines Medical Center in reportedly stable condition. 

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