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UPDATE: Coast Guard suspends search in Boudreaux Canal

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Posted at 4:53 PM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-07 17:53:54-04

The Coast Guard suspended its search Monday for a person in the Boudreaux Canal.

Missing is Jimmy Garcia, 49, last seen Sunday entering the Boudreaux Canal without a life jacket.

The Coast Guard crews searched approximately 9 square miles continuously for 11 hours, along with other agencies.

“After searching the area continuously for 11 hours, we have made the difficult decision to suspend our search,” said Capt. Kelly Denning, the search and rescue mission coordinator at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans. “We were unable to find Mr. Garcia. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends during this time.”

Involved in the search were: