St. Mary Parish Sheriff Blaise Smith advises that over the last 7-day reporting period, the Marine Section of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to the following incident:
Stranded Vessel: June 23, 8:30 am, Cypremont Point.
Deputies with the Marine Section were contacted by dispatch in reference to a stranded boater out of Cypremont Point.
Deputies made contact with the boater by phone and learned that the boat was having motor problems and was approximately a half mile offshore from Cypremont Point. The boater advised the deputies he had three family members with him.
Deputies launched the SMPSO Marine Patrol Vessel and while en route was advised by the boater he was able to start the engine. The boat made it back to the Quintana Boat launch safely without incident.
Public Information Officer
St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office