WATCH: Coast Guard medevacs 17-year-old boater in Barataria Bay

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NEW ORLEANS The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a mariner Saturday near Barataria Bay, La.

A 17-year-old male was transported to Plaquemines Medical Center reportedly with light injuries to his arm and knee.

The Coast Guard received a report around 7 a.m. that an 18-foot recreational vessel with two people on board had struck a piling near Barataria Bay and ejected the 17-year-old passenger from the boat.

A Coast Guard Air Station in New Orleans responded with a MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter aircrew and deployed a rescue swimmer once on scene.

The aircrew hoisted the ejected passenger and transported him to Plaquemines Medical Center.

The vessel and its operator were towed to a marina by local authorities.

The operator reportedly suffered a minor back injury.

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