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Coast Guard searching for two possible people in Lake Pontchartrain waters

Posted at 7:35 PM, May 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-15 21:40:07-04

The Coast Guard says they are searching for two people who may be missing in the waters of Lake Pontchartrain on Wednesday.

The Coast Guard says they received a report from a towing vessel of an overturned 10-foot camouflage flatboat in Lake Pontchartrain. The vessel was located approximately one nautical mile east of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway.

According to officials, the reporting source said that he had seen the same vessel Tuesday at the same location with two people aboard.

Involved in the search are:

  • Coast Guard Station New Orleans 25-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew
  • Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter aircrew
  • Jefferson Parish Police Department

Anyone who may have information on the flatboat or the two people who may have been operating in that area, please call the Sector New Orleans command center at (504) 365-2200.