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Coast Guard searches for possible person in the water

Posted at 10:23 PM, Nov 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-10 23:23:18-05

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a possible person in the water after a lone kayak was found in Lake Pontchartrain on Saturday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report of the kayak at 12:36 p.m. and directed the launch of Coast Guard personnel to search for a possible missing person.

The kayak is a camouflage Ocean Kayak model Prowler. It was found with a yellow water bottle and a soft purple lunch cooler filled with spoiled remnants of what could have been bait or food.

kayak found in Lake Ponchatrain

possible missing person  in Lake Ponchatrain

Involved in the search are:

  • An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans
  • A 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Coast Guard Station New Orleans

Anyone with information regarding the kayak is requested to contact the Coast Guard Sector New Orleans command center at (504) 365-2544.