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Commercial boat capsized amid severe weather off Louisiana coast; 6 people rescued, more missing

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The U.S. Coast Guard rescued six people from a 129-ft capsized commercial lift boat” in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday amid severe weather warnings.

The Coast Guard says the incident occurred south of Grand Isle, Louisiana, and other good Samaritan vessels also helped the rescue. 

“The crew of the pre-commissioned Coast Guard Cutter Glenn Harris, a 154-foot Fast Response Cutter, arrived on scene within 30 minutes and rescued one person from the capsized vessel,” they said in a statement. “A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Grand Isle rescued another person and good Samaritan vessels on scene rescued four other people from the water.”

Officials did not know how many people were aboard the vessel, reported the New York Times.



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