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Coast Guard searching for missing fisherman

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The Coast Guard is searching for a missing man who was last seen aboard a fishing vessel approximately 37 miles southwest of Morgan City Sunday night.

The man, described as Vietnamese and wearing a t-shirt and sweat pans, was last seen at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received the report of the missing person at approximately 11:30 p.m. and directed the launch of Coast Guard Cutter Skipjack, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans, and an HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile to search for the man, a spokesman said. 

Marine units from Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office are also on scene searching for the man, a spokesman said. 

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