Six people were rescued and a search for 13 others continued after a commercial boat capsized Tuesday off Louisiana, according to the U.S. Coast Guard and parish officials. Lafourche Parish President said Wednesday the sheriff there confirmed 19 people were on board the 129-foot lift boat before it capsized eight miles south of Port Fourchon in the Gulf of Mexico. Crews were searching Wednesday for the 13 missing people, he said. The Coast Guard received an emergency alert with the boat’s position at 4:30 p.m., and good Samaritan crews initially responded, the Coast Guard said in a news release. The search involved the help of four Coast Guard vessels, a Coast Guard helicopter and Coast Guard plane, in addition to four “good Samaritan vessels,” the agency said in a news release shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday.Good Samaritan vessels rescued four people from the water, a 154-foot Fast Response Coast Guard Cutter arrived within 30 minutes and rescued one person, and a 45-foot boat from the Coast Guard’s Grant Isle station rescued another.

Six people were rescued and a search for 13 others continued after a commercial boat capsized Tuesday off Louisiana, according to the U.S. Coast Guard and parish officials.

Lafourche Parish President said Wednesday the sheriff there confirmed 19 people were on board the 129-foot lift boat before it capsized eight miles south of Port Fourchon in the Gulf of Mexico. Crews were searching Wednesday for the 13 missing people, he said.

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The Coast Guard received an emergency alert with the boat’s position at 4:30 p.m., and good Samaritan crews initially responded, the Coast Guard said in a news release.

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The search involved the help of four Coast Guard vessels, a Coast Guard helicopter and Coast Guard plane, in addition to four “good Samaritan vessels,” the agency said in a news release shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday.

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Good Samaritan vessels rescued four people from the water, a 154-foot Fast Response Coast Guard Cutter arrived within 30 minutes and rescued one person, and a 45-foot boat from the Coast Guard’s Grant Isle station rescued another.

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The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Glenn Harris, a pre-commissioned 154-foot Fast Reponse Cutter, pulls a person from the water April 13, 2021 after a 175-foot commercial lift boat capsized 8 miles south of Grand Isle, Louisiana. The Coast Guard and multiple good Samaritan vessels responded to the capsized vessel and searched for multiple missing people in the water. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Glenn Harris)

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