Firefighters pull family of 5 from lake

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The New Orleans Fire Department says crews today responded to a water rescue after a boat flipped at Chef Menteur Highway and Lake Borgne.  

"A family of five were out boating when the blades of the motor got entangled in a crab trap," Operator Gregory Davis reported. "The boat capsized dumping the passengers."   

More than a dozen fire personnel responded.  

"Firefighters on one of the fireboats along with two off-duty firefighters in their personal boat located the family in the water clinging to an ice chest."

No one was injured.

"Everyone aboard was wearing a life vest and was brought to shore without injury."

The Coast Guard and the New Orleans Police Department assisted.