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.
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