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'Pray for the lost': 12 missing after commercial boat capsizes in stormy Gulf of Mexico

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The Coast Guard and multiple good Samaritan vessels rescued six people from a capsized commercial vessel Tuesday off the coast of Louisiana.

Good Samaritan boaters joined Coast Guard vessels and a helicopter searching the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana on Wednesday for at least a dozen people missing after a 129-foot commercial boat capsized in angry seas.

The Coast Guard said six people were rescued Tuesday from the Seacor Power south of Grand Isle.

The Coast Guard issued an urgent marine information broadcast at 4:30 p.m. local time Tuesday after being alerted that the boat was in distress. The cutter Glenn Harris, a 154-foot rescue ship, arrived on the scene within 30 minutes and pulled one person from the capsized vessel, the agency said. Another Coast Guard boat crew also pulled someone from the water, and other vessels rescued four people.

The National Weather Service had issued a special marine warning Tuesday, alerting boaters to “seek safe harbor … take protective actions.” The Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services reported wind gusts as high as 75 mph. Videos from the region show drenching rains and strong winds.

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