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Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents and Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies reportedly rescued three boys from Vermilion Bay this morning, Nov. 26.LDWF agents say they were alerted around 6 a.m. about a capsized boat in Vermilion Bay with two 17-year-old boys and an 18-year-old clinging to the boat.LDWF agents along with VPSO deputies arrived on scene around 6:45 a.m. and were able to get the boys into an LDWF boat. The agents and deputies transported the boys to shore where they were checked out by emergency medical services personnel and released to their families.Agents learned that the boys launched their 14 to 16 foot boat in Vermilion Bay to go duck hunting around 5 a.m. The water was reportedly too rough, so they tried to turn around to go back when the motor stalled. The boat then took on water and capsized. One of the boys had his cellphone in a waterproof case and they were able to call the VPSO for help.The LDWF Enforcement Division will be the lead investigative agency for this boating incident.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents and Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies reportedly rescued three boys from Vermilion Bay this morning, Nov. 26.

LDWF agents say they were alerted around 6 a.m. about a capsized boat in Vermilion Bay with two 17-year-old boys and an 18-year-old clinging to the boat.

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LDWF agents along with VPSO deputies arrived on scene around 6:45 a.m. and were able to get the boys into an LDWF boat.

The agents and deputies transported the boys to shore where they were checked out by emergency medical services personnel and released to their families.

Agents learned that the boys launched their 14 to 16 foot boat in Vermilion Bay to go duck hunting around 5 a.m.

The water was reportedly too rough, so they tried to turn around to go back when the motor stalled. The boat then took on water and capsized. One of the boys had his cellphone in a waterproof case and they were able to call the VPSO for help.

The LDWF Enforcement Division will be the lead investigative agency for this boating incident.

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