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Coast Guard search for man missing in Mississippi River

Posted at 7:08 AM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 08:08:36-04

 The Coast Guard says a search for a person missing in the Mississippi River began on Wednesday night in St. James Parish.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans say they received a report at 8:22 p.m. of a missing man from the towing vessel St. Genevieve. He was reportedly last seen on the vessel between mile marker 161 and 162 on the Mississippi River.

The missing man was last seen wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans, according to the coast guard.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans and a response boat crew from Coast Guard Station New Orleans were launched to search for the man.