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Body recovered in search for missing boater in Calcasieu Ship Channel

Posted at 6:38 AM, Jul 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 15:19:46-04

The Coast Guard says that they have ended the search for a person in the Calcasieu River.

Officials say they received notification that a body had been recovered matching the description of the missing person.

The search began early Wednesday morning when Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received notification that a man was ejected from his skiff after striking an underwater dredge pipe. The incident happened near hackberry.

There were two people onboard the vessel at the time of the incident. The Coast Guard has reopened the Calcasieu River Ship Channel.

The following agencies were involved in the search:

  • Coast Guard Air Station Houston
  • Coast Guard Station Lake Charles
  • Cameron Parish Sheriff Marine Units
  • Louisiana Department of Fish and Wildlife