Coast Guard, local agencies search Lake Pontchartrain after vehicle enters water

Coast Guard Station New Orleans 29-Foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Vega.

Coast Guard Station New Orleans 29-Foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Vega.

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a possible person in the water after reports of a vehicle going over the Causeway Bridge at mile marker 12 into Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, Wednesday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 3:52 a.m. from Causeway Bridge authorities regarding a possible vehicle in the water after deputies reported the missing guardrail from the bridge, as well as propane tanks in the roadway.

Involved in the search are:

  • Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew
  • Coast Guard Station New Orleans 29-foot Response Boat-Small boatcrew
  • Causeway Police
  • Tammany Sheriff’s Office
  • Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office

Anyone with information can contact Sector New Orleans at 504-365-2200.

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