Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for an overdue fisherman

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for a 32-year-old man who reportedly went missing while fishing in Lake Bourdeaux near Dulac, La., Thursday.

The Coast Guard received a call from the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Department at approximately 12:30 a.m., today, requesting assistance in searching for Courtney Butler, when he did not return home after a fishing trip. Butler’s 14-foot green aluminum-hull fishing boat was located by the TPSD near the Dulac Bridge this morning.

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans launched an MH-65C dolphin rescue helicopter and crew to assist the TPSD and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in the search. An Urgent Marine Information Broadcast was also issued to advise mariners in the area of the ongoing search efforts.

The LDWF is also conducting an investigation into this incident.

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