Three duck hunters from Garyville were rescued Sunday afternoon in the Mississippi River after their boats started taking on water, according to a news release from the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office.
The men, ages 22, 24 and 27, were rescued near Pilottown by a PPSO boat after their two Gator Tail boats started taking on water and sank. At the time of their rescue, waves in the river had reached 2 feet and wind speeds were near 30 mph, the release states.
None of the men were injured.
In an unrelated incident later that same day, the PPSO’s Marine Division rescued two stranded boaters from Camp Canal near Venice. The boaters and their two vessels, which were disabled because of engine trouble, were towed back to Venice Marina.