Coast Guard rescues man and his dog from lake

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Posted on October 17, 2012 at 10:11 AM

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NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued a man and his dog from the waters of Lake Pontchartrain Tuesday evening, according to a Coast Guard spokesman Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally.

Tom Wells and his dog had to be rescued by helicopter because his 12-foot flat boat “was unable to keep up with the intake of water,” said Lally.  The Coast Guard was notified of the problem by a friend of Wells around 6:12 p.m.

Around 7:20 p.m., a helicopter arrived and lifted Wells and his dog to safety, said Lally.

No injuries were reported.
 

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