Search underway for missing boater in Vermilion Bay

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Posted at 7:25 AM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 20:13:49-04

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries agents say they are searching for a person in the water in Vermilion Bay

The incident happened two miles offshore of Cypremort Point.

The LDWF, U.S. Coast Guard and Vermilion Parish Sheriff's office are currently searching for the missing boater.

The Coast Guard says they received a report at around midnight of a vessel with two passengers that was overdue to return home.

A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter aircrew discovered the capsized vessel in Vermilion Bay, and located one survivor who had swam to a nearby rig.

The survivor reportedly told the crew that the vessel had struck a submerged object, ejecting both passengers from the boat before capsizing.

The missing passenger is described as a 40-year-old caucasian male wearing khaki shorts and either white or grey shirt.

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