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Boaters rescued by Coast Guard after their boat runs aground

January 18, 2022 GMT

HOPEDALE, La. (AP) — Three boaters were in stable condition at a hospital after being rescued when their boat ran aground, authorities said.

The boaters were airlifted from their flat-bottom boat Sunday evening in the Hopedale area, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

The boat became stranded due to sudden changes in water depth, WBRZ-TV reported.

The boaters were safely hoisted from the boat into a helicopter and taken to shore.