- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 4, 2014

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A New Orleans man is back on dry land after running his boat aground on Cat Island.

The Coast Guard said a 41-foot-sailing vessel hit the north side of the island shortly after 6 p.m. Monday. WLOX TV (https://bit.ly/1lw8uvd ) the occupant has only been described a 35-year-old man from New Orleans.

Officials said a helicopter was flown in from New Orleans around 8:30 p.m., and the man was flown back to an air station in Louisiana to be picked up by his family.

The Coast Guard said the man was not injured in the wreck.

___

Information from: WLOX-TV, https://www.wlox.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide