Coast Guard and Sheriff's Office Rescue Person From Aircraft Downed Off Louisiana Coast

A Coast Guard helicopter crew and officers from the St Mary’s Parish Sheriff’s Office teamed up to rescue a pilot after their small plane came down in Fourleague Bay, south of Morgan City, Louisiana, on July 27.

According to local reports, the incident was reported on Tuesday morning. A locally-based Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter responded, along with a boat from the sheriff’s office. According to the Coast Guard, the person was pulled up into the the helicopter, and then taken to receive medical care.

This video, released by the Coast Guard, shows the plane, floating upside down in Fourleague Bay, with a person on top. They are later seen being rescued. Credit: US Coast Guard via Storyful

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