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Coast Guard rescues boaters, dog from Vermilion Bay

Posted: 7:15 PM, Feb 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-18 20:15:33-05
United States Coast Guard
United States Coast Guard / Courtesy of MGN Online

NEW IBERIA–Two people and a dog are safe tonight after being rescued by the Coast Guard in Vermilion Bay.

According to the Coast Guard, officials received a report Monday morning of the boaters not returning after leaving on Sunday for a fishing trip between Vermilion Bay and Southwest Pass. A Coast Guard helicopter located the boaters and the dog in a marsh area just west of Marsh Island around 4:30 p.m. Monday. They and the dog were taken to Acadiana Regional Airport in good health.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office assisted with the search.