Jackson County

3 rescued from sinking boat in Pascagoula

Coast Guard members rescued three people from a sinking vessel in the Pascagoula Channel on Friday.

Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a radio call at 8:13 p.m. from a 57-foot wooden vessel named Lady Nonne. Its occupants reported they were taking on water, according to a Coast Guard press release.

Coast Guard Station Pascagoula launched a response boat and a shallow-water boat. Air Station New Orleans launched an MH-65 helicopter, which hoisted all three people aboard the Lady Nonne with help from a rescue swimmer.

The three were flown to the Million Air terminal at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport in Gulfport, where they were delivered to emergency medical services. They are listed in stable condition.