Coast Guard, local agencies search for unconfirmed person in the water

The remains of a 30 foot shrimp vessel that burned Saturday morning.

The remains of a 30 foot shrimp vessel that burned Saturday morning.

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of an unconfirmed person in the water, Saturday.

At approximately 4:20 a.m. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report of a 30-foot shrimp vessel on fire in Long Bay near Buras, Louisiana. It was reported that the vessel later sank in approximately 4-feet of water approximately one mile from Joshua Marina. A portion of the super structure is visible above water.

It is unknown if a person was aboard the vessel when it sank.

A Coast Guard Station Venice 24-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew and a Plaquemine Parish Sheriff’s Office crew are on scene.

Anyone with information about the incident or the vessel is requested to contact Coast Guard Sector New Orleans at (504) 365-2200.

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