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Coast Guard suspends search for man in river near Baton Rouge

Posted at 3:07 PM, Sep 23, 2018

 The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a person in the water near Baton Rouge.

The Coast Guard searched approximately 30 square miles for about 9 hours for a man who entered the Mississippi River on Saturday. 

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Department that a man was seen entering the river at about 7 a.m. Saturday.

Involved in the search were:

  • Coast Guard Station New Orleans Response Boat – Small II boatcrew
  • Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew
  • East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Department
  • Baton Rouge Police Department