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.