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Coast Guard searching for possible missing boater near Amelia

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Posted at 9:45 AM, Nov 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-19 10:45:16-05

NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard is searching for a possible missing boater in the Intracoastal Waterway near Amelia.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 2:15 a.m. Tuesday of a 16-foot aluminum skiff adrift at mile marker 86 of the Intracoastal Waterway west of the Harvey Locks.

The vessel's Louisiana registration number is LA1741FC.

Anyone with information about the skiff or the potential for a missing boater is encouraged to call Coast Guard Sector New Orleans at (504)-365-2533.

Involved in the search are:

  • A 24-foot Special Purpose Craft boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Grande Isle , Louisiana
  • An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans
  • St. Mary's Parish Sheriff's Office