Coast Guard, Port of South Louisiana search for missing crewmember

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NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing crewmember aboard a vessel that sank near Baton Rouge, Saturday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report that the UTV Miss Natalie capsized and sank near mile marker 163 on the lower Mississippi River at approximately 8 a.m. with five people aboard. Four people have been rescued and one person is missing.

A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and Port of South Louisiana divers and side scan sonar team have been launched to assist in the search.

The waterway is restricted from mile marker 158 to mile marker 162 to allow search and rescue crews to conduct their search safely.

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