A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station New Orleans rescued
a man on Saturday after the 30-ft. bait boat he was operating capsized in the Mississippi Sound
10 miles southeast of Pascagoula, Miss.
The Coast Guard was notified 10:15 a.m. by the crew of a passing fishing vessel that there was a capsized 30-ft. boat located 6 miles south of Pascagoula. A helicopter was dispatched from Air Station New Orleans to assist a 47-ft. patrol boat from Station Pascagoula
and a rescue jet from Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala., in locating any vessel occupants.
On scene the helicopter crew located Anthony Weaver
, 36, of Bayou Casotte, Miss., clinging to debris approximately four miles northeast of where his overturned bait boat was located. A rescue swimmer was deployed to assist Weaver in the water and to prepare him for a basket hoist into the helicopter.
Showing signs of moderate hypothermia, the aircrew transported Weaver to Singing River Hospital
in Pascagoula where he is reported to be in stable condition.