Jul 27, 2010 7:24 AM by Sharlee Barriere
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says a helicopter with three
people on board went into the Gulf of Mexico 80 miles south of New
Orleans, but a good Samaritan rescued all three and got them to a
Petty Officer Brandon Padilla says 24-year-old Rusty Carole of
Galliano, 43-year-old Stanly Duhon (doo-hon) of Duson, and
34-year-old Keith Milard of Nashville, Tenn., were unhurt and in
the water when the vessel arrived.
He says a Coast Guard helicopter brought them from the rig to
Houma, where they were taken for a hospital checkup.
The Coast Guard said the vessel heard the Coast Guard emergency
broadcast after Rotorcraft Leasing Company LLC reported the
It did not say what sort of vessel it was. Padilla did not know
what company the three worked for or what they were doing.