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11/25/2019

Marine Report- November 25, 2019

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Blaise Smith advises that over the last 3-week reporting period, the Marine Section of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office responded to the following incident:

 

Search for Missing Boater:  November 7, 2019, 3:00 pm, Near Marsh Island. 

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Marine Section participated in a joint search for a missing individual on November 07, 2019. The boater left to go shrimping on the morning of the 7th and the last contact was at 1500 hours at which time he stated he located near Worm Cove on Marsh Island. St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office, Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the United States Coast Guard all sent assets to attempt to locate the missing boater. Efforts continued through the 14th of November.

 

Stranded Vessel:  November 12, 2019, 7:45 am, Wax Lake Delta. 

A deputy with the SMPSO Marine Section was contacted by dispatch in reference to a stranded duck hunter at the Wax Lake Delta. The deputy made contact with the hunter and was advised that he and another hunter ran aground at the Delta and needed assistance.  He provided the deputy with coordinates to their location.

The deputy traveled to the location and observed the two hunters east of Greg Pass about a half mile past the Pass. The hunters walked out to the patrol vessel and boarded. They were transported to the Cabot Boat Launch without incident.

 

Stranded Vessel:  November 13, 2019, 1:00 pm, Wax Lake Spillway. 

A deputy with the SMPSO Marine Section was contacted by dispatch in reference to a stranded duck hunter at the Wax Lake Spillway. The deputy made contact with the hunter and was advised that he and another hunter were on their way back and had outboard motor failure and needed assistance. 

The deputy traveled to the location and observed the two hunters in their vessel.  They threw a tow line to the deputy and he secured their vessel to the patrol vessel. The hunters boarded the patrol vessel and were transported to the Calumet Boat Launch without incident.

 

Stranded Vessel:  November 13, 2019, 11:00 am, Wax Lake Delta (Gadwall Pass). 

A deputy with the SMPSO Marine Section was contacted by dispatch in reference to a stranded duck hunter at the Wax Lake Delta. The deputy made contact with the hunter and was advised that he and two other hunters were stranded at the Delta with motor problems.

The deputy traveled to the location and observed the three hunters in their vessel.  They threw a tow line to the deputy and he secured their vessel to the patrol vessel. The hunters boarded the patrol vessel and were transported to the Calumet Boat Launch without incident.

 

Stranded Vessel:  November 13, 2019, 8:53 am, Wax Lake Delta (East Pass). 

A deputy with the SMPSO Marine Section was contacted by dispatch in reference to a stranded duck hunter at the Wax Lake Delta. The deputy made contact with the hunter and was advised that he and another hunter were stranded on a sand bar due to low tide and were in need of assistance.

The deputy traveled to the location and observed the two hunters in their vessel.  They threw a tow line to the deputy and he secured their vessel to the patrol vessel. The hunters were instructed to stand clear of the vessels while the deputy towed the vessel into the water. The hunters boarded their vessel and were able to return to the launch under their own power.

 

Contact Information:

Public Information Officer

St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office

985-384-1622

pio@stmaryso.com

http://www.stmaryso.com/      

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