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Coast Guard ends search for person in Lake Pontchartrain

Body recovered near Lakefront Airport
Posted at 11:47 AM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-10 12:47:40-04

The Coast Guard says it has ended the search Friday for a person missing in Lake Pontchartrain near Lakefront Airport in New Orleans.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 7:30 a.m. of a capsized vessel with two adult passengers on board.

According to the Coast Guard, one male passenger made it to shore and reported that the second female passenger was missing.

A body matching the description of the missing passenger was recovered by the Coast Guard around 10 am in Lake Pontchartrain in the vicinity of Lakefront Airport.

The Coast Guard says the body was transferred to the New Orleans Police Department.

The surviving passenger was taken to Ochsner Medical Center with minimal injuries.