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Coast Guard searches for person in Mississippi River

Posted at 6:30 PM, Nov 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-10 19:30:24-05

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the Mississippi River near Fort Jackson on Saturday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 5:41 a.m. of a vessel with three people aboard taking on water near mile marker 20 on the river.

The vessel sank and two of the three people aboard the vessel swam to shore. The missing person is a 27-year-old man who was last seen wearing a camouflage jacket.

Involved in the search are:

  • An MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans.
  • A 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Venice.
  • Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office
  • Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
  • Coast Guard Cutter Sailfish