Coast Guard helicopter rescues 3, dog, after boat capsizes
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard says it has rescued three people and a dog whose 14-foot boat capsized near the Mississippi-Alabama state line.
A news release Friday says the agency received a report late Thursday that the flat-bottomed boat had capsized near Bayou Heron, Mississippi, and the people and dog were in the water.
Petty Officer Lora Ratliff says a helicopter from the Coast Guard station in New Orleans hoisted them to safety about 1:30 a.m. Friday and took them to the airport in Mobile, Alabama. They’d been in the water about two hours.
They reportedly were in good health.