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Search suspended for person in water near Southwest Pass

Coast Guard
Posted at 12:00 PM, Sep 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-26 13:00:08-04

The search for a person in the water near Southwest Pass has ended.

The Coast Guard says they suspended its search at around 7 p.m. Saturday for a person in the water near Southwest Pass, Louisiana.

Rescue crews searched more than 4,600 square miles for a combined search time of 80 hours.

The Coast Guard received the call at 1:30 p.m. Thursday from the fishing vessel Master Wayne crew reporting a crewmember reportedly fell overboard.

Rescue crews involved in the search:

  • Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans helicopter
  • Coast Guard Station Venice
  • Coast Guard Cutter Amberjack
  • Coast Guard Cutter Daniel Tarr
  • Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries marine
  • Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Department marine

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