Grand Isle Rock Jetties

The United States Coast Guard Grand Isle Station has dispatched a response boat to the island's rock jetties after reports that multiple people were pulled into the water by rip currents.

Around 6 p.m. Coast Guard was called by Grand Isle Police that multiple persons were in the water near the west end of the island due to rip currents by the rock jetties.

First responders are on the scene and a 45' Response Boat is en route. There is no word yet on if there were any injuries. 

Mariners are asked to keep a lookout for any persons in distress and contact the Sector New Orleans Command Center at (504) 365-2545 if they have any information.

Officials with Grand Isle have warned people for years to avoid the rock jetties. This spring alone, a Metairie man drowned near the rocks. He dove into the water to save his son, who, too, was struggling with the current.

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