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Coast Guard rescues 3 from ship taking water on Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans

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    In this image provided by the U.S. Coast Guard the uninspected towing vessel Todd Michael is grounded on Lake Pontchartrain, Tuesday April 15, 2014. The Coast Guard rescued three crewmembers from the vessel after the Todd Michael took on water, separated from the barge and grounded onshore. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans)

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    The uninspected towing vessel Todd Michael is grounded on Lake Pontchartrain.

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The uninspected towing vessel Todd Michael is grounded on Lake Pontchartrain.

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NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Coast Guard says it rescued three crew members aboard a towing vessel taking on water and reportedly grounded in Lake Pontchartrain.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans’ command center received a report Tuesday that the UTV Todd Michael was grounded on rocks near the Lakefront Airport with three people aboard. The agency says it launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, which hoisted two people from the ship, and a response boat crew, which removed one person on a barge attached to the towing vessel.

All three men were transported to hospitals. The Coast Guard did not provide details of injuries, and crew members’ conditions were not immediately known.

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