One person is dead, six people were rescued and a search for 12 others continues after a commercial boat capsized Tuesday off Port Fourchon in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the U.S. Coast Guard and parish officials. U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Will Watson said at a Wednesday press conference there were 19 people on board the 129-foot lift boat before it capsized eight miles south of Port Fourchon. The Coast Guard received an emergency alert with the boat’s position at 4:30 p.m., and good Samaritan crews initially responded, the Coast Guard said in a news release.The search involved the help of four Coast Guard vessels, a Coast Guard helicopter and Coast Guard plane, in addition to four “good Samaritan vessels,” the agency said in a news release shortly after 10 p.m. Watson said one person’s body has been recovered. Good Samaritan vessels rescued four people from the water, a 154-foot Fast Response Coast Guard Cutter arrived within 30 minutes and rescued one person, and a 45-foot boat from the Coast Guard’s Grant Isle station rescued another. Stay with wdsu.com for the latest developments.Note: An earlier version of this story, citing the Coast Guard, incorrectly stated the boat capsized off of Grand Isle, which the agency has since corrected to Port Fourchon. An earlier version citing a parish official said there were 13 missing people, based on reports he had received. The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed later on Wednesday 12 people were missing.

GRAND ISLE, La. — One person is dead, six people were rescued and a search for 12 others continues after a commercial boat capsized Tuesday off Port Fourchon in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the U.S. Coast Guard and parish officials. U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Will Watson said at a Wednesday press conference there were 19 people on board the 129-foot lift boat before it capsized eight miles south of Port Fourchon.

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The Coast Guard received an emergency alert with the boat’s position at 4:30 p.m., and good Samaritan crews initially responded, the Coast Guard said in a news release.

The search involved the help of four Coast Guard vessels, a Coast Guard helicopter and Coast Guard plane, in addition to four “good Samaritan vessels,” the agency said in a news release shortly after 10 p.m. Watson said one person’s body has been recovered.
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Please join @FirstLadyOfLA and me in praying for those who remain missing after yesterday’s capsizing off the coast of Grand Isle and for those who are working to rescue them. #lagov— John Bel Edwards (@LouisianaGov) April 14, 2021

Good Samaritan vessels rescued four people from the water, a 154-foot Fast Response Coast Guard Cutter arrived within 30 minutes and rescued one person, and a 45-foot boat from the Coast Guard’s Grant Isle station rescued another.

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The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Glenn Harris, a pre-commissioned 154-foot Fast Reponse Cutter, pulls a person from the water April 13, 2021 after a 175-foot commercial lift boat capsized 8 miles south of Grand Isle, Louisiana. The Coast Guard and multiple good Samaritan vessels responded to the capsized vessel and searched for multiple missing people in the water. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Glenn Harris)

Stay with wdsu.com for the latest developments.Note: An earlier version of this story, citing the Coast Guard, incorrectly stated the boat capsized off of Grand Isle, which the agency has since corrected to Port Fourchon. An earlier version citing a parish official said there were 13 missing people, based on reports he had received. The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed later on Wednesday 12 people were missing.