On October 23, biologists from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) rescued five anglers after their boat struck an offshore oil rig and sank.

A release from the LDWF said that by the time the biologists arrived on the scene, the anglers’ 64-foot Viking had already sank and the men were on board an inflatable emergency raft.

“Every day I am proud of the work our biologists do at the Grand Isle Fisheries Lab, but I am even more proud of them and their efforts to help this crew whose lives were in immediate danger,” said LDWF Fisheries Lab Director Myron Fischer. “The team we have assembled in Grand Isle are among the finest biologists I have worked with and they never hesitate to go above and beyond the call of duty.”