US Coast Guard, St Mary’s Parish Sheriff’s deputies rescue one from downed aircraft in Louisiana’s Fourleague Bay

Photo: US Coast Guard

The US Coast Guard and partner agencies rescued one person from a downed aircraft in Fourleague Bay south of Morgan City, Louisiana, on Tuesday, July 27.

Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 08:18 local time stating a single engine aircraft crashed into Fourleague Bay and one person was seen exiting the aircraft.

The watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew to assist.

The helicopter crew and a St Mary’s Parish Sheriff’s Department boat crew arrived on-scene to assist. The helicopter crew safely hoisted the person from the water and took the person to awaiting emergency medical services at a local airport near Morgan City.

It was confirmed by rescue crews there was only one person, with reportedly minor injuries, aboard the aircraft at the time of the incident.

See all the other content for Emergency Services Week here.

Baird Maritime

The best maritime site on the web. The sea's our scene!