Coast Guard rescues 5 injured boaters

VENICE, LA (WAFB) - The Coast Guard reported five injured boaters were rescued after a crash early Sunday morning.

Officials said they received a Mayday call from a boater about 23 miles southeast of Venice just after midnight.

According to USCG, the boater said they had hit a decommissioned rig.

Officials reported two patients, one with a broken leg and another with a broken arm and possible collapsed lung, were flown by helicopter to University Medical Center in New Orleans.

They added three other patients on the boat with minor injuries were taken to Coast Guard Station Venice by a boatcrew and then driven to a hospital by EMS.

The conditions of the victims are unknown.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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