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Coast Guard searching for man in Mississippi River near Baton Rouge

Posted: 2:59 PM, Sep 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-22 15:59:37-04

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a man who was reported entering the Mississippi River near downtown Baton Rouge Saturday.

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s deputies say the man entered the river around 7 a.m.

The man was reported to be about 20-years-old with short hair, a goatee and wearing shorts and a yellow shirt.

The sheriff’s office and the Baton Rouge Police Department are assisting the Coast Guard with the search.

Anyone with information on the person in the water is requested to contact Sector New Orleans at 800-874-2153.