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Coast Guard searching for person near Marsh Island

Posted at 10:43 AM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 11:43:50-04

The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water near Marsh Island Monday.

The Coast Guard in New Orleans was notified about 3 a.m. that a 52-year-old man was missing from the crew of a commercial fishing boat, Guiding Light 3, about 18 nautical miles south of Marsh Island.

It is presumed that he fell overboard, officials say.

Involved in the search:
Coast Guard Cutter Skipjack
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter aircrew
Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew

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