Coast Guard searching for man in Mississippi River

Posted at 12:24 PM, Aug 30, 2018

The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water at mile marker 183 of the Mississippi River near Donaldsonville, Louisiana, Thursday.

 Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 9:30 a.m. from the uninspected towing vessel CSS Richmond that a crew member fell overboard.

The person is believed to be in the water is described as an African American male wearing an orange life vest.

Involved in the search are:

  • Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter air crew
  • Coast Guard Station New Orleans 29-foot Response Boat-Small II boatcrew
  • Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Department

Anyone with information is requested to contact Sector New Orleans at (800) 874-2153.