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Coast Guard uses helicopter to rescue a man and his dogs from Bayou Cumbest

A Coast Guard helicopter was used to rescue a man and his two dogs from Bayou Cumbest early Tuesday morning.
A Coast Guard helicopter was used to rescue a man and his two dogs from Bayou Cumbest early Tuesday morning. Sun Herald File

A 60-year-old man and his two dogs were rescued from Bayou Cumbest early Tuesday morning.

The Coast Guard in Mobile said in a press release that the man’s vessel had become disabled.

Coast Guard public affairs spokeswoman 3rd Class Lexie Preston said the man was having trouble navigating his recreational boat because of the weather and asked for assistance. The report came in about 4 a.m. when the temperature was about 25 degrees. The wind was gusting to about 23 mph.

A helicopter was dispatched from New Orleans, and the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources also responded to the incident.

The man and his dogs were taken off the vessel by the helicopter about 6 a.m. and taken to emergency services at Trent Lott International Airport.

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