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Coast Guard searches for missing boater on Lake Pontchartrain

Posted at 11:55 AM, Jul 17, 2020

The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water in Lake Pontchartrain on Friday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report that a 63-year-old man went out on Lake Pontchartrain on a 28-foot shrimping boat Thursday afternoon and did not return. His brother then discovered the vessel Friday morning washed ashore.

The boat operator is described as blonde with blue eyes, short and stocky.

Currently involved in the search:

Coast Guard Station New Orleans 29-foot Rescue Boat-small boat crew
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter aircrew
Saint Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

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