Coast Guard responds to person in the water

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopterNEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a person in the water approximately one mile from Pelican Island near Venice, Louisiana, Wednesday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 2:25 p.m. of an Asian man falling overboard on a 22-foot fishing vessel.

Involved in the search are:

–       A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter crew

–       A Coast Guard Station Venice 24-foot Special Purpose Craft crew

–       A Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry crew

Anyone with information please contact Sector New Orleans at (504) 365-2200.

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