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Good Samaritan boat, Coast Guard helicopter rescue 5 off Empire

Good Samaritan boat, Coast Guard helicopter rescue 5 off Empire

EMPIRE, La. (AP) — The Coast Guard says an offshore vessel rescued five people from a sinking boat off of Empire, and the Coast Guard brought the group — and their 20-foot boat — to shore.

A news release says the Coast Guard sent a helicopter crew and a 45-foot boat after getting a report that the boat was taking on water at 9:45 a.m. Saturday.

By the time the Coast Guard crews arrived, the offshore vessel Joseph Bisso had taken all five people on board.

The group got onto the response boat, which towed the recreational boat to shore.

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