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Coast Guard searching for two missing, responding to sunken vessel

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NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for two people after a towing vessel sank in the vicinity of mile marker 90.5 on the Mississippi River near New Orleans, Monday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 9:43 a.m. that the towing vessel Natalie Jean capsized with three people aboard. The good Samaritan vessel Earl Gosling rescued one person.

The Mississippi River is closed from mile marker 89 to 90.5. 

There is an estimated 600 gallons of fuel on board the Natalie Jean.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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