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Coast Guard Investigating Drowning in Gulf of Mexico

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The U.S. Coast Guard has confirmed with KQKI News that they are currently investigating a drowning that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday.  The incident happened seven nautical miles from Oak Grove, LA. Although details are limited at this time, we do know that two people were rescued from the water and one was confirmed to have drowned. They were part of a fifteen person boat crew and it is not presently known why the three crew members were in the water.  A rescue boat and helicopter briefly responded from the Sabine Coast Guard station but the search was canceled shortly thereafter. The marine casualty investigation is being conducted by the Marine Safety Office in Morgan City.

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